Design of book in & about the endangered language, N|uu for University of Cape Town

Very happy with how this book turned out, but even happier about the reception it received in the community for whom it was produced. With only three people still speaking the language, N|uu, this illustrated 160 page trilingual Nǀuu-Afrikaans-English reader was produced in collaboration with community members to support revitalisation efforts of this highly endangered language. The hard copies of the reader are used in the Nǀuu language classes conducted by Ouma Geelmeid, the youngest of the three Nǀuu-speaking sisters.

The reader features twelve thematic areas with phrases and sentences derived from everyday conversations, as well as games, prayers and songs taught by Ouma Geelmeid. Core cultural terms and basic vocabulary used in the Nǀuu language classes have been compiled in Nǀuu-Afrikaans-English and Afrikaans-Nǀuu-English glossaries. In addition, new Nǀuu language data is available to a wider audience, both academics and other interested parties, through the electronic online copy of the reader. ( available here: )

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