Why should endangered languages be saved?

“Language is the dress of thought,” Samuel Johnson once said.

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About 6,000 different languages are spoken around the world. But the Foundation for Endangered Languages estimates that between 500 and 1,000 of those are spoken by only a handful of people. And every year the world loses around 25 mother tongues. That equates to losing 250 languages over a decade – a sad prospect for some.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11304255

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About jramompichel

I'm a computer engineer interested in the survival of Endangered Languages. Sixteen years ago I created together with a group of friends a company called imaxin|software in order to develop projects in Natural Language Processing mostly for Portuguese (Galiza, Portugal, Brazil) , Spanish and English and Educational Multimedia Videogames. I'm also interested in Music, Social Innovation, worldwide cultures and travel.
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