Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Endangered Languages

Following my last posting, Elinjo has forwarded to me a link to a video about languages of the world.

There are approximately 6,500 languages left in the world and one is disappearing every week (in average).. It is a very sad fact and a terrible loss for our culture (and our world).

For any of you who would like to know more, please follow this link, 'In Languages We Live'

I hope this video can be a wake-up call for all of us to start passing down any knowledge of culture and ethnic language that we have to our children and younger generations.

Every little step counts!

4 comments:

  1. Concerning the campaign to save endangered and dying languages, can I point to the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign.

    The commitment was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related

    Your readers may be interested in http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations in Geneva.

    A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

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  2. Hi Brian,

    I'm terribly sorry for the really late reply.. Ups and downs of internet connection and every day routines are enough to make important things left unattended..

    I have viewed the videos and visited the website you sent in your comment, and they are very interesting.

    Thank you, especially for the link to the 'lernu' website. I would love to know more about Esperanto, even only a little bit in my scattered around learning time.. :-)

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  3. Hi Indri, thanks for posting a link to this on my blog. I've shared it round my Twitter friends so hopefully some will come and visit you here x

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  4. Hi Susy (uistlady)..

    Thank you :-)

    Hopefully, more people around the world are going to be aware about culture and language preservation..

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