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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday June 18, 2002
03:53 AM

"Language cull"

[ #5730 ]
Dear Log,

«The linguistic equivalent of an ecological disaster is looming according to researchers from the University of Manchester who say that 90% of the world's languages are likely to disappear by 2050.
"If the youngest speakers of a language are in their forties, then the language will have gone when they die. When we lose a language, we lose something of the world's diversity. [...]»

--"Language cull could leave people speechless: 90% of tongues including Tofa and British Romani to disappear"

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