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November 24, 2004

Can You Say That in Nushu?

Nushu, probably the world's only female-specific language, has lost its most capable speaker, according to an article in the China Daily. Chinese linguists say Yang Huanyi was the last woman to possess a genuine knowledge of a 400-year-old tradition in which women shared their innermost feelings with female friends in a way incomprehensible to men.
Female-only language loses master speaker

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