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(Daily Mail)   Last two speakers of a dying language finally make up to talk to each other so the language can be saved   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 75
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2014-05-19 08:46:38 PM
I hope their grammar is better than subby's.
 
2014-05-19 08:48:23 PM
The argument was about who gets to don the ancient astronaut apparel.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-19 09:45:09 PM
Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.
 
2014-05-19 10:23:37 PM
And the video features none of said language? Muchas gracias, Daily Fail.
 
2014-05-19 11:22:37 PM
Siamese twinses? Or plurals, how the fark do they work?
 
2014-05-19 11:29:30 PM

jaylectricity: Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.


or Esperanto.
 
2014-05-19 11:31:16 PM
Or Spanish
 
2014-05-19 11:31:33 PM
I know a lost cause when I see it. That's why I don't recycle.
 
2014-05-19 11:31:34 PM
Repeating the headline is not article writing.
 
2014-05-19 11:33:39 PM

F22raptom: Or Spanish


Serious question. If Spain and Mexico speak different versions of Spanish, why don't they just call the Mexican Spanish "mexican"?
 
2014-05-19 11:34:02 PM
Looks like they thought outside the bun.I didn't think they'd ever get over Nacho Grande. Live mas mis amigos.
 
2014-05-19 11:34:59 PM

bangmaid: F22raptom: Or Spanish

Serious question. If Spain and Mexico speak different versions of Spanish, why don't they just call the Mexican Spanish "mexican"?


Speak English. I don't speak American.
 
2014-05-19 11:35:36 PM

jaylectricity: Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.


Because just like Star Wars nerds, language nerds think any and all change is bad. If everyone speaks the same 3 languages, they think words will just start being like german. Just a chain of existing words to make new words.

I think they forget what a whorish language English is. Like frenimies. It's totes ma goats gonna be a thang.
 
2014-05-19 11:36:01 PM
Two Ayapaneco speakers end feud, share tongue.
 
2014-05-19 11:36:53 PM
The way we're going in this country, English will be a dying language.  And once we loose it, we loose it.  Comprende bro?
 
2014-05-19 11:39:18 PM

Prey4reign: The way we're going in this country, English will be a dying language.  And once we loose it, we loose it.  Comprende bro?


I see what you did their
 
2014-05-19 11:39:40 PM
In other news, Yiddish speakers call you a schmuck and go back to letting it die out.
 
2014-05-19 11:40:56 PM
Was that an ad for Vodafone?

WTF good is this going to do?  So they're teaching it to a bunch of kids who probably don't get a very good education anyway and will promptly forget almost all of it in a year and who will not be able to teach it to anyone else.

The language is as good as dead.  Sometimes it's better to just pull the plug on a comatose dying patient than to prolong the suffering.
 
2014-05-19 11:41:26 PM

AppleOptionEsc: jaylectricity: Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.

Because just like Star Wars nerds, language nerds think any and all change is bad. If everyone speaks the same 3 languages, they think words will just start being like german. Just a chain of existing words to make new words.

I think they forget what a whorish language English is. Like frenimies. It's totes ma goats gonna be a thang.



Eh, it's good to get what info out of it they can before it wastes away completely.  Languages can be full of tidbits about the past of peoples that don't write much down.
 
2014-05-19 11:44:51 PM

gfid: Was that an ad for Vodafone?

WTF good is this going to do?  So they're teaching it to a bunch of kids who probably don't get a very good education anyway and will promptly forget almost all of it in a year and who will not be able to teach it to anyone else.

The language is as good as dead.  Sometimes it's better to just pull the plug on a comatose dying patient than to prolong the suffering.


Why not try a holiday in Cambodia this year?
 
2014-05-19 11:47:18 PM

Bonzo_1116: AppleOptionEsc: jaylectricity: Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.

Because just like Star Wars nerds, language nerds think any and all change is bad. If everyone speaks the same 3 languages, they think words will just start being like german. Just a chain of existing words to make new words.

I think they forget what a whorish language English is. Like frenimies. It's totes ma goats gonna be a thang.


Eh, it's good to get what info out of it they can before it wastes away completely.  Languages can be full of tidbits about the past of peoples that don't write much down.


We're talking about two guys who don't even like each other. You think we're going to gleam out the secrets of a lost society out of these two bums?
 
2014-05-19 11:47:31 PM
I always remember there being 3 California Raisins ....

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-05-19 11:50:46 PM

UsikFark: gfid: Was that an ad for Vodafone?

WTF good is this going to do?  So they're teaching it to a bunch of kids who probably don't get a very good education anyway and will promptly forget almost all of it in a year and who will not be able to teach it to anyone else.

The language is as good as dead.  Sometimes it's better to just pull the plug on a comatose dying patient than to prolong the suffering.

Why not try a holiday in Cambodia this year?


Don't forget to pack a wife...
 
2014-05-19 11:53:17 PM
They stopped talking after a disagreement. Not sure if you were able to get that fta.
 
2014-05-19 11:54:01 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The argument was about who gets to don the ancient astronaut apparel.


Don the ancient astronaut apparel, fallalalala la la la la

// merry Christmas everyone!
 
2014-05-19 11:57:09 PM

painless42: They stopped talking after a disagreement. Not sure if you were able to get that fta.


I was guessing it was over whose name was listed first in the new school's name.
 
2014-05-19 11:58:07 PM

bangmaid: Serious question. If Spain and Mexico speak different versions of Spanish, why don't they just call the Mexican Spanish "mexican"?


I think they're about as different as US English and UK English - i.e. you might get a few misunderstandings here and there, and there's some variation in word choice and pronunciation. But they're the same language.
 
2014-05-20 12:00:36 AM

bangmaid: F22raptom: Or Spanish

Serious question. If Spain and Mexico speak different versions of Spanish, why don't they just call the Mexican Spanish "mexican"?


Because [that's_rasict.gif]

Even thought we all know from history that the European Spanish came over on their boats, farked, raped, and pillaged the Mayans and Aztecs, to create modern day Mexicans. They are very similar, but a string case can be made that they are their own people, and speaking their own language.

But then it's like the difference between UK English, Scottish Engish, and American English.

Mexican Spanish?
 
2014-05-20 12:02:06 AM
Gunga la Gunga?
 
2014-05-20 12:03:32 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: The argument was about who gets to don the ancient astronaut apparel.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x853]


Serpentor was real?

img38.imageshack.us
 
2014-05-20 12:11:03 AM
I wonder what that feels like, just knowing that if I continue not speaking to that douchbag over there, my native language will pass into the void, forgotten, to be spoken no more. To let the pulse and heartbeat of my culture die with me. I'm only 26. I would like to think that I've faced some tough decisions in my life, but no, I laughably haven't. These two men sat holding a power I can't even fathom, a choice I will never be in the position of making. I've never even quarreled with someone enough that I would stop talking to them, much less let our petty differences obstruct a piece of history. I've got a lot of respect for these two men. The word "awesome" is shamefully cheapened nowadays, but that's what this situation is. I am in awe of them. Bravo.
 
2014-05-20 12:13:19 AM

Bonzo_1116: Eh, it's good to get what info out of it they can before it wastes away completely. Languages can be full of tidbits about the past of peoples that don't write much down.


This language is only "centuries old" according to the Daily Fail, so it can't contain too much historical information.
 
2014-05-20 12:26:06 AM

flondrix: Bonzo_1116: Eh, it's good to get what info out of it they can before it wastes away completely. Languages can be full of tidbits about the past of peoples that don't write much down.

This language is only "centuries old" according to the Daily Fail, so it can't contain too much historical information.


Most languages are only centuries old. Go back five centuries and English is barely recognizable. Go back eight centuries and it's another language entirely.

Language changes over time. That's why today's Italians don't speak Latin.
 
2014-05-20 12:32:22 AM

jaylectricity: Why? Why does it matter? If nobody was using it, why would anybody care about learning it? Might as well learn Klingon.


If you don't understand why it matters, then you should watch this TED talk w/ nat geo's Wade Davis. Here's a clip:

"When each of you in this room were born,there were 6,000 languages spoken on the planet.Now, a language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules.A language is a flash of the human spirit.It's a vehicle through which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world.Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind,a watershed, a thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.
And of those 6,000 languages, as we sit here today in Monterey,fully half are no longer being whispered into the ears of children.They're no longer being taught to babies,which means, effectively, unless something changes,they're already dead.What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence,to be the last of your people to speak your language,to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the ancestors or anticipate the promise of the children?And yet, that dreadful fate is indeed the plight of somebody somewhere on Earth roughly every two weeks,because every two weeks, some elder dies and carries with him into the grave the last syllables of an ancient tongue."
 
2014-05-20 12:37:39 AM

painless42: They stopped talking after a disagreement. Not sure if you were able to get that fta.


The article glossed over it Vodaphone is involved.
 
2014-05-20 12:38:14 AM
Good to see this won't be dying, it's a shame European languages have been going around the world exterminating everything we can.

I'd like to be positive about this but I notice it's a European company that's pushing for this - can't we just leave well enough alone? This wouldn't have happened (or would've happened anyway, but naturally) if not for white interference.

Anything that has a real chance at living will do just fine if we fark off and stop messing with the whole world. We can safely stop the racial narcissism now.
 
2014-05-20 12:45:10 AM
From a scholarly perspective, it's cool that they're saving it.  Having it documented and recorded gives people the ability to track certain linguistic roots into the future which may help decode as yet undiscovered writing.
 
2014-05-20 12:45:27 AM

Fark like a Barsoomian: Good to see this won't be dying, it's a shame European languages have been going around the world exterminating everything we can.

I'd like to be positive about this but I notice it's a European company that's pushing for this - can't we just leave well enough alone? This wouldn't have happened (or would've happened anyway, but naturally) if not for white interference.

Anything that has a real chance at living will do just fine if we fark off and stop messing with the whole world. We can safely stop the racial narcissism now.


Oh fark off with your white built crap
 
2014-05-20 12:46:16 AM

Frank N Stein: Fark like a Barsoomian: Good to see this won't be dying, it's a shame European languages have been going around the world exterminating everything we can.

I'd like to be positive about this but I notice it's a European company that's pushing for this - can't we just leave well enough alone? This wouldn't have happened (or would've happened anyway, but naturally) if not for white interference.

Anything that has a real chance at living will do just fine if we fark off and stop messing with the whole world. We can safely stop the racial narcissism now.

Oh fark off with your white built crap


*guilt

Though it's kinda funny with the autocorrect version.
 
2014-05-20 12:46:42 AM

Fark like a Barsoomian: Good to see this won't be dying, it's a shame European languages have been going around the world exterminating everything we can.

I'd like to be positive about this but I notice it's a European company that's pushing for this - can't we just leave well enough alone? This wouldn't have happened (or would've happened anyway, but naturally) if not for white interference.

Anything that has a real chance at living will do just fine if we fark off and stop messing with the whole world. We can safely stop the racial narcissism now.


Not sure if trolling.

Yeah.  All of us white people are to blame for everything.  Let's become isolationists and start hating white people.
 
2014-05-20 12:55:56 AM

Mr. Eugenides: From a scholarly perspective, it's cool that they're saving it.  Having it documented and recorded gives people the ability to track certain linguistic roots into the future which may help decode as yet undiscovered writing.


Like my doctor's?
 
2014-05-20 12:57:01 AM
I skimmed TFA twice and still don't know what TF Feud was about.
 
2014-05-20 01:04:56 AM

jtown: I skimmed TFA twice and still don't know what TF Feud was about.


It probably started with a pig. All good feuds start with a pig.
 
2014-05-20 01:05:05 AM
Is it a American Indian language ?Or is it some local hybrid like Cajun ? A little information on it would have been nice.
 
2014-05-20 01:13:52 AM

Danger Avoid Death: jtown: I skimmed TFA twice and still don't know what TF Feud was about.

It probably started with a pig. All good feuds start with a pig.


Don't call my wife a pig, you son of a biatch!
 
2014-05-20 01:18:53 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Is it a American Indian language ?Or is it some local hybrid like Cajun ? A little information on it would have been nice.


I don't know, but I heard one guy call the other one an othermay uckerfay.
 
2014-05-20 01:43:14 AM
The image of them on the school wall makes me think of an image from The Oatmeal.
 
2014-05-20 01:44:38 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: The argument was about who gets to don the ancient astronaut apparel.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x853]


Nope, it was an argument over who is hotter, Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba.
 
2014-05-20 02:32:37 AM

bangmaid: F22raptom: Or Spanish

Serious question. If Spain and Mexico speak different versions of Spanish, why don't they just call the Mexican Spanish "mexican"?


Machismo.
 
2014-05-20 02:34:40 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Is it a American Indian language ?Or is it some local hybrid like Cajun ? A little information on it would have been nice.


Some Mayan-type language from the way the few words noted in the article were spelled.
 
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