Becky met the u̱t-Maꞌin Language Development team in April 2005. In November 2005, she was able to return to the language area and begin learning about their language. She had the privilege of working with them from November 2005 through March 2007; Making several trips a year to the language area and working with speakers who traveled to another city. She began to understand how their noun system works. It was fascinating! Since she was looking for a topic to write her thesis on, this seemed like a fitting topic and her u̱t-Maꞌin colleagues agreed to assist her. Rebecca D. Smith’s M.A. thesis is a copy of the final product. Along the way she had the opportunity to help u̱t-Maꞌin speakers develop some materials in their language.
- See an overview of this language and resources about this language on Linguist List.
- Read more about u̱t-Maꞌin in the Ethnologue.
- View the Joshua Project’s entry for Nigeria and look at their entry for u̱t-Maꞌin including Bible based resources.