Rare Language of the Month: Dusner

By |February 3rd, 2012|

Have you ever heard of Dusner? No? Well, that’s hardly a surprise!

Dusner has only 3 native speakers left, and linguists from Oxford University have been racing to document it before it is lost. The studies being carried out were threatened by a stroke of bad luck recently, when all three of the language’s elderly speakers were affected by natural disasters. Two were hit by floods, and the other survived a volcanic eruption! Researchers feared that all was lost, as they lost contact with the group, but they have now managed to get in touch with them, and have started to […]