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OGMIOS Newsletter # 33 : 31 October 2007
Editor: Christopher Moseley, 9 Westdene Crescent, Caversham Heights, Reading RG4 7HD, England
Assistant Editors: Roger Blench, Joseph Blythe, Serena D'Agostino, Christopher Hadfield, Francis M Hult, Nicholas D. M. Ostler, Andrea Ritter

Published by:
Foundation for Endangered Languages,
Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath BA1 7AA, England
e-mail: nostler(at)
Phone: +44/(0) -1225-852865 Fax: +44/(0) -1225-859258


2. Development of the Foundation - The Ogmios web-site

3. Endangered Languages in the News
Finnic languages being oppressed in Russia
Finnish national epic into Aunus Karelian
Russia’s Babel
UN preserves hybrid language of the Bounty mutineers
Lost language of Pitmatic gets its lexicon
Cymru: Welsh media developments
Young Chilean keeps nearly extinct languages alive
Against preserving endangered languages
"Brain Dead Language" - Labour Party researcher quits
This dying Philippine language needs to be saved
Last speaker of Lardil is no more

4. Appeals, News and Views from Endangered Communities

5 Allied Societies and Activities
What are linguists good for?

6. Letters to the Editor

7. Overheard on the Web
Researchers say many languages are dying

8. Obituary
Last fluent speaker of Lardil is no more

9. Forthcoming Meetings
Linguistic Association of Nigeria: 21st Annual Conference
Conference on the Reclamation of Tribal Languages
Second International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnic Minority Communities

10. Recent Publications
Anvita Abbi: Endangered Languages of the Andaman Islands