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9384 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jun 2013 at 10:14 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-19 05:13:03 PM  
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gravy chugging cretin.: Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

Sit Ubu, sit.
2013-06-19 02:56:16 PM  
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Great Porn Dragon: MaliFinn: BFletch651: This process will continue.  In 100 years nearly all the native languages in the Americas will be extinct.

Some of the languages are growing.  Kids are taking Tribal language classes in public schools.

And some are going even further than this--in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (the ones who DIDN'T get the hell ethnically cleansed to Oklahoma), there's actually a program (rather similar to ECE and Head Start but run by the tribal government) that has babies and toddlers and their parents all come in...specifically to learn Cherokee (the babbies learn it like babbies learn any language, the parents learn it a bit more conventionally--Cherokee as a Second Language wasn't really instituted in tribal schools till the late 80s so there is a significant percentage of parents who don't speak the language natively).

The idea is that the parents will speak Cherokee extensively to the kids in the home as well as in "mom and kid" classes, the kids will grow up naturally multilingual in Cherokee and English (just like, oh, a kid raised in a home with both Spanish and English speakers can learn both languages natively) and then they'll speak in Cherokee to THEIR kids.

(And this is itself based on a program that's done in a few other First Nations with endangered languages--I'd be kind of surprised if there wasn't a program like that in place for Lakota, to be honest.)

My parents did that with Southern. They rarely spoke english at home. So now I'm bilingual.
2013-06-19 01:04:34 PM  
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Approves.  Still dead
2013-06-19 12:35:29 PM  
1 vote:

feckingmorons: I had Lakota tongue once, I had to take Ampicillin for a week.

It probably wasn't cooked properly. When preparing Lakota tongue, you should reach a temperature of 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
2013-06-19 11:29:32 AM  
1 vote:
Headline: Lakota is officially dead.

Article: 0.017% of Lakota speakers died.

/I though Lakota was a black girl's name
2013-06-19 10:41:25 AM  
1 vote:
Don't worry. There are still thousands of Klingon speakers, authors, and teachers.
2013-06-19 08:56:47 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: Will someone remind me why I took Latin?

People called Romanes, they go, the house?
2013-06-19 01:44:06 AM  
1 vote:
May I be the first to say..

Qa'Pla' Warriors beware! For here comes a warrior to Stov'O'Kor!!!

But seriously, has a sad :(
2013-06-19 01:37:17 AM  
1 vote:
I had Lakota tongue once, I had to take Ampicillin for a week.
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