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"Now, after more than 250 years of secrecy, a language
used by slaves to protect themselves and their families has been discovered.
Gloria McIlwain's book on TUT Language is the first and only comprehensive
work that covers the history of this almost extinct language. Using more
than 150 cleverly designed graphics with TUT-Words, and a glossary of
over 130 TUT-Words with English translation, she brings this language
into the 21st Century!"
TUT Language spells words using certain English phonics.
It, also, creates breathing patterns, which allow correct tongue and lip
placement to form sounds an alphabet takes when it becomes part of a word.
These unique, orally passed "TUT-Words" were memorized with one's ABC's
as a secret, self-taught, basic reading system.
Published portions of Gloria McIlwain's book, "TUT Language," are in American Speech (journal
of the American Dialect Society) edited and published at Duke University,
and the San Jose Mercury News. She lectures at universities, schools,
conventions, and cultural events, and discusses TUT Language on
television and radio programs. Nationally syndicated newspapers
and online archives contain information regarding her continuing
TUT Language work and research.
Copyright © by Gloria E. McIlwain, All rights reserved