Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dying Languages

This is unfortunate--I've always thought it would be cool to learn Welsh, or even Britonnic (if anyone even knows that language anymore).

While there are an estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world today, one of them dies out about every two weeks, according to linguistic experts struggling to save at least some of them.

3 comments:

Cameron said...

"Britonnic" is a group of languages that includes Welsh and Cornish and some others. I'd love to learn a language. I think it's my worst subject. I may change my major to linguistics. Who knows?

PS: check this out:
http://www.desmogblog.com/schultes-analysis-not-published-not-going-to-be

Darren said...

I'm not sure about Cornish, but Britonnic morphed into Welsh, and perhaps a few other languages depending on the geography, some time around the 5th Century AD.

Brook said...

not quite the languages that i am interested in but i do plan to major in arabic at usna