Daily Bookmarks 06/14/2007

Internet breathes life into dying languages | Lifestyle | Reuters  Annotated

  • Dying languages are postponing their demise through online communities. Wikipedia is one outlet for rare languages, but blogs, discussion forums, and YouTube are helping preserve these languages and engage younger generations.
     – post by christyinsdesign

“To put it into perspective only two to four percent of the world’s botanical and zoological species are in serious danger, whereas it’s 50 percent of languages. The language crisis hasn’t attracted the same degree of public awareness”.

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