Talk:Opata language

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No Documentation of Writing in Opata Language[edit]

I believe it's important for the Wikipedia page to include a description on how the Opata language was not one, by any current understanding and resources available, that has been documented as being written- only spoken according to this source. Even though there is speculation on whether the language is extremely endangered or according to the Mexican census of 1993 there was still 15 living speakers- It is still important to state that there is no written documentation or knowledge of the written language itself known to any scholars or researchers. Could this possibly spark a new interest in the language causing for a true answer of whether the language being a written one to come to be? Coming from a background in design, I find it fascinating how linguists are able to analyze and understand a language by only listening to its phonetic structure not necessarily understanding the language structure through a written form.

The Opata language is a difficult one due to it's minimal amount of resources available to the general public. With that said- are the 15 known speakers of the language still out there and living? Are there more speakers now? Interesting questions...

B.teran (talk) 04:05, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

I added a link to Glottolog, which has a bibliography on the language. — kwami (talk) 06:06, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
This may also be useful: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14419 -- Jim Henry (talk) 17:18, 21 September 2014 (UTC)