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Mountain Maidu Language Talk Tonight

A native but dying language is the subject tonight when the Nevada County Historical Society meets for its monthly Speaker Night. The Mountain Maidu language is one of the indigenous languages of the Sierra foothills, but there are only a few native speakers left. Karen Anderson is a Stanford-educated linguist and author, and also a Nevada County resident. She got interested in learning the language back in 2008…

Listen to Karen Anderson 1

The teacher died very suddenly last summer, but the class continues. Anderson has written a book on Mountain Maidu grammar, and will be telling a story about the language and how it works…

Listen to Karen Anderson 2

You can hear Anderson’s presentation tonight at the Madelyn Helling Library’s Gene Albaugh Community Room at 7 o’clock, and you may even pick up a little Mountain Maidu…

Listen to Karen Anderson 3

Admission is free.

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