TUT is a secret reading method created by black American slaves. This was done at a time when it was against the law for them to learn to read.
"Now, after more than 250 years of secrecy, a language used by slaves to protect themselves and their families has been re-discovered. Gloria McIlwain's book on TUT Language is the first and only comprehensive work that covers the history of this almost extinct language. Using more than 150 cleverly designed graphics with TUT-Words, and a glossary of over 130 TUT-Words with English translation, she brings this language into the 21st Century!"
TUT Language spells words using certain English phonics. It, also, creates breathing patterns, which allow correct tongue and lip placement to form sounds an alphabet takes when it becomes part of a word. These unique, orally passed "TUT-Words" were memorized with one's ABC's as a secret, self-taught, basic reading system. From Gloria McIlwain's book, "TUT Language,"