Lux Ion (imluxionverdin) wrote in linguaphiles,
Lux Ion
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linguaphiles

The last person fluent in the Bo language passes away.

This is a recent news item. I do think it's sad when a language goes extinct.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/04/ancient-language-extinct-speaker-dies

Tinyurl at: http://tinyurl.com/ykjus8v

You hear all the time about animal species being in dagner of extinction, but you don't really hear the news ever that "the XXX species went extinct today". Yet languages do seem to be going extinct, and there are only 6 to 10 thousand of them, depending on how you clasify the languages.

I can see a future where there are only a few major languages.
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