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Tututni language

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Tututni (Dotodəni, alternatively "Tutudin"), also known as Coquille and (Lower) Rogue River, is an extinct Athabaskan language once spoken by three Tututni (Lower Rogue River Athabaskan) tribes: Tututni tribe (including Euchre Creek band), Coquille tribe, and Chasta Costa tribe who are part of the Rogue River Indian peoples of southwestern Oregon. Ten speakers remained in 1961; the last fluent speaker died in 1983.[1] In 2006 students at Linfield College participated in a project to "revitalize the language." [4] It is one of the four languages belonging to the Oregon Athabaskan cluster of the Pacific Coast Athabaskan languages.

Tututni
Tutudin, Coquille, Lower Rogue River
Rogue River
Native toOregon
EthnicityCoquille tribe, Tututni tribe (including Euchre Creek band), Chasta Costa tribe
Extinct1983[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
tuu – Tututni
coq – Coquille
Glottologtutu1242  Tututni[2]
coqu1236  Coquille[3]

Dialects were Coquille (Upper Coquille, Mishikhwutmetunee), spoken along the upper Coquille River;[1] Tututni (Tututunne, Naltunnetunne, Mikonotunne, Kwatami, Chemetunne, Chetleshin, Khwaishtunnetunnne); Euchre Creek, and Chasta Costa (Illinois River, Šista Qʼʷə́sta).

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PhonologyEdit

The following lists the consonant and vowel sounds in the Tututni language[5]:

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Retroflex Lateral Palatal Velar Glottal
plain lab.
Plosive plain p t k ʔ
aspirated
ejective kʼʷ
Affricate plain
aspirated tʃʰ
ejective tsʼ tʂʼ tɬʼ tʃʼ
Fricative plain s ʂ ɬ ʃ x h
voiced ɣ ɣʷ
Sonorant m n l j

Vowels in Tututni are /i e a o ə/.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Tututni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Coquille at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tututni". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Coquille". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Golla, Victor (1976). Tututni (Oregon Athapaskan). pp. 217–227.

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