Photo by Carolyn Horsman

Dorothy Ramon was one of the last fluent speakers of the Serrano Language.

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These pages will be dedicated to the exploration of Native Southern California languages and their preservation.

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Pronunciation Guide for Serrano
by Arkamez Blankenship

Ahiik Arn'kin Taaqtav 
Vowels in Serrano

a	/a/ in bar
aa	/a/ in bar (but dragged  longer; baaar)
e	Found

Ahiik Temkin Taaqtav
Consonants in Serrano

'	Glottal stop, the sound between “uh” and “oh” in “uh-oh”
c	/c