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What do you think of languages that are dying? Do you think they should be preserved?
May 18, 2010 2:59 PM
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Languages have lives; they grow, prosper, some become classics, or universal to a greater or lesser degree, they grow old and die. Latin for example. It's the same as people for me; I'm sad when they die, happy they lived a good life, and benefited people. I am sad that some languages are killed. Navajo and Gaelic (I'm Irish) are examples. Should a dieing language be preserved? Yes, but to what extent and by whom and for what purpose?
May 18, 2010
Languages enrich each other. So the loss of any one language impacts on other languages. Professor B, I'm really mystified by your comment: Gaelic is dead? Perhaps you read that somewhere, but from my time in Ireland (most recently 8 months ago) living with Irish families, Gaelic is very much alive, often used, and being taught as a home language to children. The 'bearla' speakers didn't succeed in killing it off. ;)
May 19, 2010
Hi... yes if it is possible should be preserved...
May 18, 2010
Yes.... Languages aid in telling about a culture... Plus, it can be linguistically and historically helpful.... <Rosetta stone, etc.>
May 18, 2010
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