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I'm creating a carving in indigenous languages for International Mother Language Day and shipping it to Bangladesh for display
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    A pdf of the finished Mother Tongue carving that can be downloaded and hung as a poster for International Mother Language Day

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    A pack of four assorted Endangered Alphabets postcards featuring carvings in Tibetan, Cham, Baybayin, and Balinese.

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    A signed copy of my coffee-table-style book Endangered Alphabets. The book includes a folio of high-resolution photos of carvings and tells the history of the Endangered Alphabets Project, including stories of many of the texts I have carved and a wide variety of fascinating questions about writing, language, technology, and culture.

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    A copy of the font book, designed by Tom Sanalitro for the Endangered Alphabets, for one of two endangered alphabets of Bangladesh, Mro or Marma (backer's choice).

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    A single initial, letter, or symbol of the backer's choice, carved in cherry. It can be something from the Latin alphabet or from an endangered alphabet--and in the latter case you may want to browse through www.omniglot.com. Dimensions roughly 8"x5".

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    A carving in beautiful tiger maple of the phrase "mother tongue" in one of the endangered alphabets of Bangladesh: Chakma, Marma, or Mro. (Backer's choice.) The carving measures roughly 12"x8".

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    A carving in beautiful tiger maple of the Balinese word "suksma," or "Thanks!" The carving measures roughly 12"x8".

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