The world has nearly 7000 languages today, but of those, about half are in danger of going silent because they are not being passed on to the next generation. This is occurring everywhere: Gaelic in Scotland, Cherokee in the US and Koro in India are just three examples. In many cases, the only speakers are aged, and in some, there are no speakers at all. A language expresses a culture, a unique view on the world. Humans interact with the world and express themselves as cultural beings using their language. Without their language, humans lose a vital part of their humanity. All over the world, people are waking up to this imminent loss of language and revitalizing. It is an exciting time and people are beginning to announce positive results. Living Languages - a cyberbreath for language life - was started in June 2006 as a resource to provide quick snapshots on the activities occurring around the world. Entries are short with an emphasis on information.
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Mashco-Piro make an appearanace
Last year, for unknown reasons, the Mascho-Piro killed the only person capable of interpreting between them and the rest of the world (Mashco-Piro linguistically isolated, this blog). Voluntarily isolated, the Mascho-Piro made a rare appearance from June ...15 weeks ago
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