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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Live and let die
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 07:50 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
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I am very into languages. Learned a whole bunch of them encluding e.g. ancient Greek and Esperanto.
But still: Do we really need 3000+ languages?

It is nice that they can them by way of documentation, but keep them alive?

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