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Monthly Photos August 2018

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Lisu Primer

A page from a Lisu primer I brought back from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar.

Lisu is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in southwestern China, northern Myanmar, northwestern Thailand, and northeastern India. It is written with the Fraser alphabet, devised in the early 20th century by J.O. Fraser, a China Inland Mission missionary, and Ba Thaw, a Karen evangelist. The alphabet uses solely Roman capitals with some inverted letters. Tones are written with postscript punctuation marks.

JUL 2018
ILCAA, Tokyo
Photograph by Keita KURABE

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