Tututni language

Tututni (Dotodəni, alternatively "Tutudin"), also known as Upper Coquille, (Lower) Rogue River and Nuu-wee-ya,[2] is an 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. In 2006 students at Linfield College participated in a project to "revitalize the language." [3] 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
coqu1236  Coquille

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).

PhonologyEdit

The following lists the consonant and vowel sounds in the Tututni language:[4]

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

Vowels in Tututni are /i e a o ə/.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tututni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Coquille at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ https://miamioh.edu/myaamia-center/breath-of-life/bol-spotlight/index.html
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Golla, Victor (1976). Tututni (Oregon Athapaskan). pp. 217–227.

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