Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:17 UTC
Google While I sometimes see Dutch as an endangered language, reality is that with nearly 30 million speakers worldwide, we're actually doing pretty well. Sadly, this can't be said for the 3000 truly endangered languages of the world - nearly half of the world's total number of languages is on the verge of extinction, and with it, large amounts of human culture are in danger of disappearing forever. In collaboration with several universities and language institutions, Google has launched the Endangered Languages Project to document these languages - textually, visually, and auditorially.
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Sounds Good
by Pro-Competition on Thu 21st Jun 2012 16:20 UTC
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This sounds like a very worthwhile project for linguists, which is very important.

Of course, the real trick is to keep the ordinary people using the languages, so they don't fall out of active use (i.e. die).

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