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Postby Oealu » Sat 08 May 2010 1:17 am

Anyone here interested in learning livonian? It was once spoken on the west coast of Latvia and a small part of southwest Estonia. They teach it in some Latvian universities and I was wondering if anyone had some more information. Omniglot has a page for it here:
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Re: Livonian

Postby Cthulhu » Fri 21 May 2010 2:12 am

From what I understand it is completely extinct except for about 30ish people at the Livonian cultural museum, who have been working their asses off trying to turn it into a living language again.
Native: English (US)
Fluent: Français
Learning: русский язык
Hope to learn: Magyar, Tatar

Conlang projects: Aħkvm, upcoming unnamed project.

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