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Southern Pomo

Southern Pomo is a Pomoan language spoken in northern California in the USA. In 2012 there was one fluent speaker of Southern Pomo and a few others who knew a bit of the language.

The language was documented to some extent in the 1940s, and work was started, though not finished, on a Southern Pomo dictionary.

In 2011 a language restoration program was set up by Dr Neil Alexander Walker for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. This included classes, a mobile app, signs and summer camps.

Southern Pomo alphabet and pronunciation

Southern Pomo alphabet and pronunciation

Download a Southern Pomo alphabet chart (PDF, in German)

Note

In the PDF it shows w is pronounced /w/ or /ɰ/ and that w is seldom used and restricted to borrowings. This is not true: w is always pronounced /w/, and is one of the most common phonemes.

Details of Southern Pomo pronunciation supplied by Wolfram Siegel, with corrections by Dr Neil Alexander Walker

Sample video in and about Southern Pomo

Links

Information about Southern Pomo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pomo_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/peq
http://wieldoc.org/?page_id=30
http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~survey/languages/southern-pomo.php
http://wieldoc.org/?page_id=30

Pomoan languages

Central Pomo, Eastern Pomo, Kashaya, Northern Pomo, Southern Pomo

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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