We should attempt to rescue endangered languages through language revitalization
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Resolved: "We should attempt to rescue endangered languages through language revitalization."
Should: Ought to
Endangered language: A language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language. 
Language Revitalization: An attempt to reverse the decline of a language 
And I do not believe that it is possible to force a specific language among people. I could be saved in subtle ways, such as offering college courses, or foreign language classes on it so that some people might be interested in speaking it for fun, like high-school students in America who learn languages like German, French, or Spanish that they may never really use in life but enjoy speaking for fun.
"If they preserved like that, cultures could still hold on to ancient languages. I do not believe that something as culturally important as languages should die out and be forgotten." Why SHOULD cultures want to hold onto ancient languages? Surely, languages are "culturally important," but they are dynamic and evolving. When a language becomes less culturally relevant to a society, it naturally evolves or transitions into another. Why should we artificially include languages that we are evolving from or transitioning from into our new, changed language.
"I [sic] could be saved in subtle ways, such as offering college courses, or foreign language classes...". Let us remember this: without native speakers, a language dies. Therefore, my opponent has not stated how or why we should promote people to speak dying languages as native speakers.
Much of what humans know about nature is encoded only in oral languages. Indigenous groups that have interacted closely with the natural world for thousands of years often have profound insights into local lands, plants, animals, and ecosystems, many still undocumented by science. Studying indigenous languages therefore benefits environmental understanding and conservation efforts.
Studying various languages also increases our understanding of how humans communicate and store knowledge. Every time a language dies, we lose part of the picture of what our brains can do. Languages are an important part of human history and deserve to be preserved in as many ways as possible.
I don't think any new scientific insight was acquired strictly through language.
And humans communicate and store knowledge using the same language, regardless of language, whether its dead now or not.
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