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  • Yes, we should

    Because if we not, we will lose cultural and linguistic information and cultural identity. Maybe from learning this language we can get information about how the world was created and what the earth was like at beginning. We do not know exactly what is hidden in lexicon of this languages

  • #berealsitic dont lose sense

    Folk languages are a piece of a culture we don't want lost by preserving folk languages we are keeping one of the most important pieces of a particular culture, we shouldn't all conform to the leviathan, we need cultural diversity and we are losing that by not preserving folk languages.

  • What is actually lost in a language?

    Everything. Culture, Religious Beliefs, Knowledge, Songs, and much more. But is a language actually lost? Nobody I talk to knows losing a language is more than just speaking. Its also Thinking. Is a lost language if there is no recall of any words or phrases. So to loose a language is a lot to loose.

  • We should. 'Cause why not?

    Language leads to diversity. The more languages, the more diverse our world. Research has shown that children who know more languages are better focused in school. It has also shown that knowing more languages delays the onset of Alzheimer's. In monolingual speakers, the onset began at the age of 71. In multilingual speakers, the onset began at 75. Please note these are averages. So, let's preserve and teach that language with one speaker in Australia! Let's help children focus better in school! Let's delay the onset of Alzheimer's! JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not sponsored by Nike!!!!!!!!!

  • We should. 'Cause why not?

    Language increases diversity. The more languages we have, the more diverse our world. Research has proven that children that know more languages focus better. Knowing more languages also delays the onset of Alzheimer's. A study showed that the onset in many began at the age of 71. In the people that knew more languages, the onset was delayed until the age of 75..The more languages there are, the more we can learn. Let's preserve that language with only one speaker in Australia! Let's help children focus better in school! Let's delay the onset of Alzheimer's in people! Let's do it!

  • Yeeeah. We have to!

    Yeah. Preserving these languages can help in many ways. For instance, it helps preserve cultures and communities. Also, having more languages can help make countries and cities much more independent. This can also help the way we think, in our own ways, and to come up with our own ideas!

  • We should preserve endangered languages for both our sake and the sake of the people who speak them.

    By this I mean that when a language dies we have lost a culture as well as information that could have helped a medical breakthrough or perhaps a new species of animal that will become extinct without us ever knowing about it.There is also the effect of it in a personal level.If someone stops thinking in their language that might be ok but when they stop having any contact with it at all they lose who they are and they will never be the same unless they learn their old language again.

  • Language represents identity and the extent of human diversity.

    Language shapes our thoughts and our identities. We should preserve endangered in their pure form as well as synthesize new languages from them in a respectful manner. Historically, depriving people of their language as been a way to brainwash indigenous people and conquer nations. To continue to destroy foreign languages in such a manner would be tantamount to rooting for a new Arian identity. If new languages are to be synthesized, care should be taken to understand cultural differences and respect different world views as equally valid in the new linguistic representation, so as to prevent wiping out another's identity and seriously damaging human diversity.

  • Languages only useful for trade.

    A language is only useful for trade (for example Mandarin Chinese due to a lot of trade with China). If a language is endangered that means there are so few speakers left that preserving the language will provide no economic benefit to the country. One less language will mean it is that much easier to communicate with people. It also means more time can be dedicated to teaching more useful subjects like maths and sciences (basically the STEM subjects).

  • Language is a Barrier

    They don't call it the language barrier for nothing! If we were to all eventually speak the same language the benefits would be huge. It would be great for business as people could live and work anywhere and this would also stop people feeling isolated in foreign speaking countries. There would also be many other benefits such as allowing more time for the study of other subjects which would additionally advance humanity.

  • Languages survive while they are useful.

    The 10,000 languages that are known to have existed came into existence because a group of people was isolated and needed to communicate only with their own community. Many dying languages were never spoken by more then 200 people at any one time. When they come into contact with others, they have to find a common language. On Earth at present, each language group is in contact with other language groups. The fewer languages spoken, the more direct the communication. The effort spent in artificially maintaining separate languages could be better expended in effective communication with others. Excuse me while I go find a Learning Basic Mandarin website.

  • If it's a slow, easy shift it's ok

    In cases of colonisation or oppression, it's a no-brainer - language (and culture) loss is not on. It causes social dysfunction, people don't know who they are and where they fit, and there's a whole lot of pain and anguish that goes on for ages. But in the case where the dominant language is encouraged by the parents and learnt by their children, say to help them get ahead in education/for trade etc, I don't see what the problem is. The kids then experience life in the dominant language and remember their childhood in the dominant language, and are happy. We English speakers have experienced language loss and change (who speaks in Old English now?) and we don't care do we? As for knowledge preservation - well there are about 6000 languages in the world, and apparently about 3000 languages will be lost by the end of this century. Even in 3000 languages, there is so much knowledge, so many ways of seeing the world, no-one could learn it all anyway, and even if they did they would be a fusty old professor in a linguistic school who never got out to live life themselves.

  • Maintaining a diversity of languages preserves "the other"

    The foremost function of language is to communicate ideas [preservation of language as an art form (poetry, song, et cetera) may be of value to some who enjoy such art - and I do not object to their pursuit of art in their own way]. Maintaining more than one complete set of tools requires either 1) allocation of learning efforts towards language and away from the infinite array of other things a person may want to study or 2) a degree of social exclusion of persons who do not have the tool set being used by any given subset of people. We live in an age where the interconnection of people groups and cultures is still just beginning. There are many things that separate us - things that we can learn from and adopt. We approach these things in one of two ways: 1) we use the barriers (language, culture, appearance) as a basis on which to dehumanize "the other" or 2) we meld our identities together, adopting aspects of the other's culture and language to better our own. This has been one of the strengths of the English language. It has adopted from many other languages ways to communicate ideas that it did not previously have. This is part of why the language is so complex and maintains so little internal coherence. It is also why English is one of the most precise languages available. In many non-English speaking countries, scientific and medical communities will only use English for their work because the modern scientific and medical vocabulary was not created in their languages. Rather, this international community is evolving language in parallel primarily in English and Japanese. Since language and culture is starting to evolve in a larger international community, it seems best for it to include everyone in the same community and not try to create redundancy and segregation. I would put it further: the effort to segregate human culture and language is - whether consciously or not - an effort to create "the other" and to dehumanize "the other".

  • Why should we?

    If the language is being preserved for academic reasons, such as studying Latin being studied to help with its derived languages, or hieroglyphics being preserved to study ancient texts, then scholars should preserve them, but there is no point to, let's say, politically preserve a language. Let's say Country Blue is taken over by Country Red and after a long time every in Blue now speaks Reddish but Blue then becomes independent. The government of Blue makes the official language the traditional one, Bluish, even though everyone speaks Reddish now. I know this story is made up, but these cases have happened in real situations. There is no point other than study to keep a language alive; if it's dying, so be it.


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