//A Language that could not be Written | The Story of Hrusso Aka

A Language that could not be Written | The Story of Hrusso Aka

A Foundational Grace

The desire to learn, promote and empower languages is a foundational grace that the Society of Jesus has enjoyed from its very inception. Throughout the history of the Society of Jesus, Jesuits have engaged in writing grammars and have contributed to the survival and growth of languages. Such acts of scholarship were no mere accidents or optional undertakings, but were at the heart of our way of proceeding: of recognising, respecting and affirming divine beauty in all cultures. The story that follows is inspired by this great heritage. 

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The author is currently pursuing his Ph. D in linguistics at Campion Hall, Oxford University, UK. He is a researcher in Hrusso Aka language of Arunachal Pradesh having devised its alphabets and written its first grammar and dictionary.