Re: Unifon

From: Jean-François Colson <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:05:51 +0200

On 28/06/11 19:22, Bill Poser wrote:
> Unifon was used at one point to write several languages in northern
> California, so it has seen practical application. I'm not sure how
> much material was published in this form. I don't think that any of
> these tribes is still using Unifon.
You’re right. Unifon has been used by the Yurok, Karuk, Tolowa and Hupa
in the 70’s and the 80’s IIRC. Now, they have switched to writing
systems based on the Latin alphabet. I’ve been told that several books
have been printed in their languages using Unifon. However, a few
letters have changed since then.
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