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A New Word for “Tweet”

Clip | 2m 3s Video has closed captioning.

At a camp in Alaska, indigenous kids debate the creation of a new word (they are mostly Alaska Native Kodiak Alutiiq, aka Sugpiaq). They try to decide what new Alutiiq word for “tweet” makes the most sense to them. An ethnographer, three brothers at the camp, and a fluent Elder all weigh in; finally, we visit a New Words Council where the Elders would make a new word “official.”

Aired: 07/02/18

Rating: TV-G

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