https://www.duolingo.com/EllaPolmear

Hebrew was the only language to be revived - there may soon be another

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Another really good article on the revival of the Cornish language, and the challenges involved.

https://qz.com/969597/hebrew-was-the-only-language-ever-to-be-revived-from-extinction-there-may-soon-be-another/

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alsoich

what about manx?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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Also Maori and Hawaiian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore
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The article title includes the words "from extinction" and from my reading of Wikipedia, neither of those two became extinct at any point. Manx and Cornish are more on a grey area, Manx having lost its last native speaker but not L2's.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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Fair enough. However, if you want to include L2 speakers, then Hebrew was never really extinct either- it survived as a liturgical language before being modified into modern Hebrew.

An extinct language has no speakers whatsoever. Hebrew was dead, which is a different class to 'extinct'.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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The article actually discusses most of these points.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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To support the request for a Duolingo Cornish course: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2826904.

1 year ago
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