Popular language-learning software maker Rosetta Stone is all set to unveil its newest offering: the Alaskan dialect of Inupiaq. Inupiaq is an Inuit language spoken by Native Americans in Alaska. According to Wikipedia, there are 4 main dialects of Inupiaq and several sub-dialects.
According to the Seattle Times, Rosetta Stone has been working on the project as part of its endangered language program. The company works with native speakers of disappearing languages to create software that can be used to teach both adults and children alike.
Currently, Inupiaq is one of the stronger Native languages in Alaska, but that doesn’t mean it’s in very good shape. Including all the different dialects and sub-dialects, the language is spoken by somewhere between 2,420 and 1,500 people. Read more