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Thursday, 24 January 2008

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Last Alaska language speaker dies

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Last Alaska language speaker dies

Just read this on the BBC News website. I have linked to it because it is quite poignant to me having recently been to Alaska. It is with regards to a woman believed to be the last native speaker of the Eyak language in the north-western US state of Alaska who has died at the age of 89. One never knows but this could one day happen to the English language. It is not just species of animals that are becoming extinct but the very fabric of some countries form of communication.

3 comments:

Max-e said...

It is sad when peple lose their heritage. Perhaps it is why we have 11 official languages in our country.

ng2000 said...

Another resource for you: http://www.ng2000.com/fw.php?tp=alaska

Canada flowers said...

I don't think it will happen to English in the nearest future, but in a long run, who knows