dotSub – the last speaker of an American language

I recently got an e-newsletter from dotSub, who I’d not heard from in a while. Similar to a cross between Universal Subtitles and Vimeo, it’s another one of those fascinating attempts at making the web work.

The first video I saw in the newsletter was, funnily enough given my last post, from Al Jazeera English:

The Wichita language has dwindled so that only one fluent speaker remains, 83 year old Doris McLemore is interviewed. Then, a visit is made to a Cherokee language immersion school.