Preserving Laz.

I don’t normally link to videos, but Saving Turkey’s endangered Laz language is only a bit over three minutes long, and you can not only hear a little of that Caucasian language but see a brief clip of a Laz dictionary. (Laz previously on LH.) Thanks, Trevor!

Comments

  1. David Marjanović says:

    “Caucasian” in the geographic sense; it’s a Kartvelian language closest to Mingrelian.

  2. David Marjanović says:

    Another video, if perhaps less informative; a demonstration of phonology and alphabet (Turkish-based), complete with minimal pairs for distinctions Turkish lacks, like aspirates vs. just-barely-ejectives; one more presenting just the letters that are different from Turkish.

  3. Thanks, that last video is really useful.

  4. Andrew Dunbar says:

    Wow it sounded exactly like Georgian to me.
    Mingrelian sounded more different when I heard it during my time in Georgia.

    The people and the villages looked more Georgian than I expected too.

    I would love a copy of that dictionary for my collection!

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