Indian Kids Learning an Indian Language

Ok, this is pretty cool. Little Indian kids learning how to speak Indian, in this case Salish, which is probably a whole bunch of languages, or possible a large cluster of dialects, as opposed to one language. These kids seem to be picking up the basics pretty well. The language, like many in the region, is very strange phonologically. Check out those consonant clusters. You will hardly find consonant clusters like that anywhere on Earth. Lot of glottalized consonants too. Rather hard to articulate for an English speaker.

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Filed under Americas, Amerindians, Applied, Canada, Language Learning, Linguistics, North America, Race/Ethnicity, Regional, Salishan

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