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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A great project...
by cipri on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 13:53 UTC
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It's a great project, and it's nice to see about other culture, other people, it's a little like discovering a new world, if you usef for example to live just in europe. I like the idea, to discover new areas, new people..... but...
but my deepenst believes are, that we need a main common language. One that is the "mother langugae" for all (even not the "second language"). I think it would help to make the world more peaceful. And it would make the communication easier. I wish europe would be more unified like USA. I really think at least europe should have a common language... may it be Esperanto , or english or spanish, but we need one. Esperanto has a great structure and could be learnt quite easy by a lot of people in europe.
It's already great to be able to travel in europe around without needing a passport, without needing to change your money into other currencies...but i wish this would be extended. Imagine you can go all around the world without password, and being able to communicate with everyone.

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