Spoken L1 Language: Lokono

Comments on subclassification

Henri Ramirez 2020 :III:109-144 David Captain 2005

AES status:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Lokono (1708-arw) = Severely Endangered (100 percent certain, based on the evidence available) (The Lokono language is not being transmitted to children anymore. Lokono children are raised speaking the official languages and the lingua francas. The break in transmission took place, more or less, two generations ago... The oldest generations of Lokono (70+) are fluent Lokono speakers, that is, they have active and passive knowledge of many domains.. Lokono language skills are decreasing with age. People between 50 and 70 are usually ‘advanced’ speakers of all three languages, but use Lokono sporadically... The generation of 30- to 50-year-olds has, at best, ‘intermediate’ (usually passive) knowledge of Lokono... The youngest generation has neither active nor passive knowledge of the Lokono language. The domains, in which Lokono is used today, are very limited, while the official languages dominate most of the formal, and the lingua francas most of the informal, contexts.)

(see Rybka 2015)

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