hasty ambush: stuhayes2010: dickfreckle: Will someone remind me why I took Latin?Because it'll help you in medicine and law or something.And why don't we insist that at least law go to plain language (other than putting more lawyers out of work)THE PLAIN ENGLISH MOVEMENTThe premise behind the plain English movement is that legal documents ought to be plainer--and more comprehensible--to the average person. It's probably fair to say that the modern movement began in the 1970s. But people have objected to the obscurity of lawyer's language for many centuries.
BFletch651: This process will continue. In 100 years nearly all the native languages in the Americas will be extinct.
RexTalionis: If you want to talk about dead languages, try Manchurian instead of Lakota. There are still about 6000 Lakota speakers and they can teach the younger generation if they choose to. There's less than a dozen Manchurian speakers now, which is interesting because it was the imperial language of the Qing dynasty of China only 100 years prior.
Hollie Maea: nekom: Languages can be brought back.Only if they have a written history. There are plenty of unwritten extinct languages that can never come back.
nekom: Languages can be brought back.
dickfreckle: Will someone remind me why I took Latin?
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