Two Yup’ik engineers have created the most advanced Yugtun translation and learning tool that’s available online. Lonny Alaskuk Strunk and Christopher Egalaaq Liu developed an online website, Yugtun.com, that breaks down words and sentences using the technology Strunk developed during his master’s program at the University of Washington.
Liu has already designed a picture book app for students in the Lower Kuskokwim School District, Naaqerkat, to help them learn the Yugtun language.
Strunk and Liu don’t fear that their language is dying. They just want people to appreciate it and help them develop their skills in the Yugtun language.