So the blogs hosted by my university never work – they’re down more than 75% of the time. Time to give up and try WordPress! I don’t imagine I’ll post often, but at least with WordPress I can if I want to.
Why the blog? As a linguist-in-training who works on/with Alaska Native languages (mostly Iñupiaq), it’s a way to gather what little web content there is on Alaskan languages together. In light of that, here’s a very handy Dena’ina verb website by Olga Lovick. It’s still a work in progress, but no matter. Still very interesting and it just about doubles the amount of Dena’ina information available online.
On a final note, I chose tulugaq as the name for the blog because it’s the Iñupiaq word for ‘raven’, a bird that has great significance for us Alaskans. Also, it ever-so-conveniently doesn’t need any diacritics, so it’s ideal for an URL.