The last of an ancient tongue

June 19, 2009, 03:30 AM posted in General Discussion

For those of you with an interest in linguistics in general,I thought this was an interesting article.To read the full article,click here ,and click on the magnifying tool.

"..language formed an integral part of a culture's world view.All sorts of things are expressed in traditional language from how you understand the natural world ,to songs,laws,traditions,stories,how you relate to each other,and the whole philosophy of life.All these are expressed in a language and if you don't have that language any more,some of that is translatable but some of it isn't,so a lot of that knowledge gets lost."


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June 19, 2009, 01:33 AM

' "It might die in the throat" blue-eyed elder Tommy,known by his language name of Awu Laya,said yesterday."But it stays alive in the heart" '


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June 19, 2009, 04:27 AM

Thanks for posting this. Very interesting.

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June 19, 2009, 04:42 AM