Every one of the Endangered Alphabets challenges our assumptions about language, about beauty, about the fascinating interplay between function and grace that takes place when we invent symbols for the sounds we speak, and when we put a word on a page—or a piece of bamboo, or a palm leaf.

—Tim Brookes, Founder

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Understanding Nu Shu
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Ever since starting work on the Endangered Alphabets five years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the complicated and often mysterious relationship between a language (written or spoken) and the culture that developed it.... Read More

Nu Shu Comes to Saratoga
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Here in the Endangered Alphabet business, the hardest work is always tracking down people who can still read and write vanished writing systems. You don’t expect that one of the rarest of all... Read More