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The death of language.
Posted February 6th, 2013 - 7:48 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted February 6th, 2013 - 8:00 pm from Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Posted February 6th, 2013 - 8:12 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted February 7th, 2013 - 3:21 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Yes. Since 1600, 52 native languages have disappeared here in the US:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_language

It's destined to get worse.

Cherie


Posted February 7th, 2013 - 4:43 pm by from New Delhi, India (Permalink)
India is extraordinary for its linguistic and cultural diversity. It has 400 languages officially but many say there are 700. Like other countries in the world many of our languages too face the risk of dying out.
In rural Indian villages, hindi and English are more popular with the younger generation and are often a necessary requirement for going to larger towns for work. In big cities globalization has also led to a switch to English.
There is a high risk of language extinction as there are very few remaining speakers in certain parts of my country. Many such Indian languages also lack scripts and recordings which also help in the preservation of a language.
Meera.

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 9:42 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 10:45 am from Hebden Bridge, England
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 1:15 pm from Hebden Bridge, England
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 7:58 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted February 9th, 2013 - 10:22 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
what about today's great languages like Deutsch?!
my friend ‏@heikephilp posted these 2 movies at @twitter

Deutschlehrer aus der ganzen Welt drehen Lernvideos mit Schülern zusammen. Hier ist der neue Film zum Thema "... http://fb.me/1jE5chDkh
und
Beitrag aus Portugal. Zum Videowettbewerb. http://fb.me/2CN712q7I
ich habe geatwortet zu @heikephilp and my colleague @Nasaf_gnm

#Uzb #higheredu #ICT STs sind #multilingual und brauchen die Erklaerung #Deutsch via #English auch! http://www.scoop.it/t/higher-education-issues
aber wer studiert im Auslande nur Deutsch?!
Halima

Posted February 10th, 2013 - 5:35 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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