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[3]: Comment by Radio
by ebasconp on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

"opa" is a Spanish slang for "idiot" actually ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by zima on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 13:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
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2005-07-06

And German for "grandpa" ...I wonder if both, together, have something to do with the German Balearic Islands.

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