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2012-06-22 09:50:59 AM  
English?
 
2012-06-22 10:13:33 AM  
I wonder if they're hiring any cunning linguists
 
2012-06-22 10:15:17 AM  

ManateeGag: English?


Done in one.
 
2012-06-22 10:55:44 AM  
They'd better move the Nuumte Oote language to the top of their priorities list. It's spoken by only two men, who refuse to speak to each other.

Link
 
2012-06-22 11:04:25 AM  
 
2012-06-22 01:07:59 PM  

ManateeGag: English?


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Magua said he knows English very well.
 
2012-06-22 01:20:39 PM  
Google's "me too" following Brewster Kahle's Internet Archive project?
 
2012-06-22 01:28:40 PM  
And in all of these languages, the speakers could understand the difference between nominative and subjective case in prepositional phrases.
 
2012-06-22 01:37:50 PM  
dumbimages.net
 
2012-06-22 01:52:55 PM  
Leg 'er down and smack 'em yak 'em!
 
2012-06-22 02:32:40 PM  
Why would it be a bad thing for these to die out? Any relevant literary (I doubt any of these has a great amount) would have been translated by now. As the number of languages decrease, the popular, useful languages become more prevalent, making communication easier. This assists in trade, security and general international friendliness. There is a reason behind the goal in the story of the Tower of Babel. Look at countries over the past century that we have fought either overtly or covertly (Iraq, Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Phillipines, etc.), none of been fellow English speakers.
 
2012-06-22 03:36:10 PM  

cmunic8r99: [dumbimages.net image 640x355]


Heh. What an underrated movie.
 
2012-06-22 04:26:46 PM  
Kaya akayasimo!


//Actually, a lot of people speak that.
 
2012-06-22 10:32:33 PM  
The Long Now Foundation merely smiles and keeps on preserving languages on Monel disks for future civilizations to find.
 
2012-06-23 07:12:10 AM  

UNHbeta19: Why would it be a bad thing for these to die out? Any relevant literary (I doubt any of these has a great amount) would have been translated by now. As the number of languages decrease, the popular, useful languages become more prevalent, making communication easier.


Every language has shades of nuance, intent, impact, effect and emotional charge in every word, that is radically different than in any other language. Languages develop over thousands of years and their structure, cohesion, and cultural evolution is of great interest to anthropologists, linguists, sociologists and psychologists. By studying languages, we study ourselves, and every time one of them dies, so also dies a crucial, unexplored part of the human condition.
 
2012-06-23 08:31:53 AM  

UNHbeta19: Why would it be a bad thing for these to die out? Any relevant literary (I doubt any of these has a great amount) would have been translated by now. As the number of languages decrease, the popular, useful languages become more prevalent, making communication easier. This assists in trade, security and general international friendliness. There is a reason behind the goal in the story of the Tower of Babel. Look at countries over the past century that we have fought either overtly or covertly (Iraq, Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Phillipines, etc.), none of been fellow English speakers.


Replace spoken languages in your premise with a programming language. Would you say that Python can convey the same action and meaning as Perl or PHP?
 
2012-06-23 11:01:14 AM  
If I ever go to visit Canada's north, it would be awesome to use Google Translate to speak the native languages.
 
2012-06-24 12:00:25 PM  

Summercat: UNHbeta19: Why would it be a bad thing for these to die out? Any relevant literary (I doubt any of these has a great amount) would have been translated by now. As the number of languages decrease, the popular, useful languages become more prevalent, making communication easier. This assists in trade, security and general international friendliness. There is a reason behind the goal in the story of the Tower of Babel. Look at countries over the past century that we have fought either overtly or covertly (Iraq, Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Phillipines, etc.), none of been fellow English speakers.

Replace spoken languages in your premise with a programming language. Would you say that Python can convey the same action and meaning as Perl or PHP?


C++.
 
2012-06-24 02:06:50 PM  

dittybopper: Summercat: UNHbeta19: Why would it be a bad thing for these to die out? Any relevant literary (I doubt any of these has a great amount) would have been translated by now. As the number of languages decrease, the popular, useful languages become more prevalent, making communication easier. This assists in trade, security and general international friendliness. There is a reason behind the goal in the story of the Tower of Babel. Look at countries over the past century that we have fought either overtly or covertly (Iraq, Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Phillipines, etc.), none of been fellow English speakers.

Replace spoken languages in your premise with a programming language. Would you say that Python can convey the same action and meaning as Perl or PHP?

C++.


Which doesn't handle data the same way or fashion as Python.
 
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