Thandile Mageba
If I language is dying out, I strongly believe that we should protect it at all cost. Languages are an extremely important source of culture and identity for individual communities and for the global community as well. A world that is diverse in language benefits us all as we have more to look forward to and learn compared to if we let languages die and remain with a few common ones. Every language is valuable and teaches something new so if we do not protect endangered languages we take away from ourselves the opportunity to learn new information and new cultures. Allowing languages to die out can also be a complicated problem for the people that only understand that language as they will not know how to relate with people from outside their language speaking group and people will also not bother to learn the language as it is part of the endangered ones so this may create separation amongst people as they will not be interested with a community that is part of endangered languages. Letting languages die out also prevents people from being multilingual as they will only be interested in knowing the more common language so it discourages people from seeking cultural diversity.
May 25, 2022 1:11 PM
Comments · 4
As a Catalan speaker I don't understand why people only see number of speakers as a mesure of usefulness. If you live in a town where is spoken a language, and this language is spoken only by this town, even in this situation, for you , the most useful languages to know is not English is the language of the small town.
May 26, 2022 3:38 PM
So true. Keeping languages from dying goes a long way in keep cultures from dying. We should do all we can to make sure endangered languages survive and thrive.
May 27, 2022 2:50 PM