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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RE[2]: Huh?
by Radio on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
Radio
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2009-06-20

Finnish and Hungarian are reaaaaally tough.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by henderson101 on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are only tough because they are not in the same language family as most other European languages. Finnish and Estonian are fairly closely related, Hungarian more distantly. But it's only like learning any other non indo-European language. The killer with Finnish is the inflexion system. But like Icelandic, get your head around that, it's not so hard.

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RE[4]: Huh?
by dylansmrjones on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 09:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

If I'm not mistaken Finnish has 16 cases. That's enough to blow my head off ;)

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