Re: Unifon

From: Bill Poser <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:48:15 -0700

Unifon was used for Hupa only, I think, for some materials prepared by Ruth
Bennett. Most if not all of these can be found in the ERIC database:
of the more recent material in Hupa is in Unifon.

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Jean-François Colson <> wrote:

> 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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