Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Endangered Languages

Find out more about the "Endangered Languages project, and contribute to the language database if you have any facility with the Mi'kmaq language

"Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage; the understanding of how humans relate to the world around us; scientific, medical and botanical knowledge; and most importantly, we lose the expression of communities’ humor, love and life. In short, we lose the testimony of centuries of life." (From the "about" page)