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Endangered Languages

I was just searching about the endangered languages in the world, and when I saw the full list, it was really a horroble thing for me, I am serious I got so sad... Well, just like Irish or Welsh or even Scot, there are too many languages which are going to be dead very soon, there are of course some reasons for it, economically powerful languages, politically powerful languages, blah blah...These are just nonsense, languages also breathe just like us, when we use them, they breathe more and more and it gives them life, but because of people's nonsenses, those have to be dead? They even don't deserve it, people kill animals, other people, or even their own languages... How blind beings we are, aren't we?....

Please tell me your ideas about this issue, have a good day...

July 28, 2017



I totally agree with you. We need to save endangered languages.


Owww, that made me happy, Exactly we have to do it!


What I love about Duolingo is that it offers courses of languages that I never knew existed, some that are indeed endangered. Coming to the conclusion that humanity is corrupted or evil is not far from the truth, but it's not a mindset that will particularly stymie this progressive issue. I believe people are doing all they can possibly do through their own capabilities to preserve languages, and this includes this site. And really, there is only so much we can do. It's sad that this occurs because when a language dies, a culture could die, as well. However, even though humans aren't gods, through our efforts we could save endangered languages.

At best, hold onto hope. ^ ^


You are so right..


We can save some of them. Hebrew was actually once a dead language because the people who spoke it only did so in secret. It was revived when a large population of Jews moved to what is now Israel in the 20th century and it was made the official language of the country. There are quite a few that we are too late for but it's better to act soon and save several languages that have a chance than to do absolutely nothing. Besides we need the diversity and history for multiple reasons.


Absolutely right.... By the way, what do you mean by "secret"?


The Jewish population in Europe didn't speak Hebrew around other people because Hebrew was specifically the language of the Jews and as a minority population they were in danger because they were hated, especially in Europe. That's just one of the many reasons a language will stop being spoken. Hebrew was very lucky because it was preserved for religious reasons and the people how knew it from their writings revived it later as a spoken language. Hebrew has about 9 million speakers worldwide now.


Thank you, but isn't it different for Ottoman Empire actually? I was wondering...Israel was founded after Ottoman's falling down anyway.


Officially, yes, but in ancient history, Israel was "established" as a nation far before the Ottomans fell. The earliest examples of written Hebrew date from the 10th century BC. Hebrew had ceased to be an everyday spoken language somewhere between 200 and 400 AD, declining since the aftermath of the Bar Kokhba revolt. The rest is as DragonPolyglot said...


There are over 7000 languages in the world right now anthropologists think that 10.000 years ago there where 20.000 but there was only a world population of just 10 million this means that originally every tribe had its own language only known by a few 100 people you can still see this in countries like papua new guinea

But sadly its predicted that most small languages will be dead in a few centuries there simply is no room for that many languages in a modern civilization and most of them would end up evolving into new languages anyway like how latin evolved into a bunch of modern languages.


Just like endangered animals, and people who are in danger, we need to save endangered languages. Just like you, I saw a list of endangered languages. It is so sad that there are so many. I am practically putting your discussion into different words, but this is my opinion on the matter. Are there any endangered languages we can learn on Duo from English?


Irish and Welsh are at risk of endangerment, and I think they once were critically endangered. The six Celtic languages have been seeing a comeback since people are fighting to preserve their culture there. But a lot of people on Duolingo are pushing to get endangered languages like the Native American languages and the other four Celtic languages on the site. I think it'll be a good investment for many reasons.


I look at it from the view it was amazing they filled this time in which they existed. Also don't be too sad because there are a lot more people who work to preserve them now and more means by which they can (audioclips, flashdrives, etc). It's amazing even languages can be brought back to life as with Hebrew. Have a nice day also


Tôi chỉ tìm kiếm về các ngôn ngữ đang bị đe dọa trên thế giới, và khi tôi nhìn thấy danh sách đầy đủ, nó đã thực sự là một điều horroble đối với tôi, tôi nghiêm túc tôi đã rất buồn ... Vâng, giống như Ireland hoặc xứ Wales hoặc thậm chí Scot, có quá nhiều ngôn ngữ mà sẽ được chết rất sớm, có tất nhiên một số lý do cho nó, tiết kiệm ngôn ngữ mạnh mẽ, ngôn ngữ mạnh mẽ về chính trị, blah blah ... Đây chỉ là vô nghĩa, ngôn ngữ cũng thở giống như chúng ta, khi chúng ta sử dụng chúng, họ thở ngày càng nhiều và nó mang lại cho họ cuộc sống, nhưng vì nonsenses của người dân, những người phải chết? Họ thậm chí không xứng đáng với nó, người ta giết con vật, những người khác, hoặc thậm chí ngôn ngữ riêng của họ ... Làm thế nào con mù chúng ta, đúng không? ....

Hãy cho tôi biết ý kiến ​​của bạn về vấn đề này, có một ngày tốt lành ...

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