Last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language

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+4 1. chefnaj commented 9 years ago

Truly SAD ! :(
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+4 2. martynbiker commented 9 years ago

We will be doing the same with English soon....proper English is now a thing of the past.
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+7 3. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

Nice story and nice people but languages come and go.
You never hear Akkadian or Etruscan anymore and yet life
goes on.
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-6 4. fjwjr commented 9 years ago

That's what she said...
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+2 5. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

#1 At first I thought what the heck, does it really matter. There is no point in keeping a dead language alive, let it die with the old lady. Then as the film progressed I thought No this is really important, this is a link to a history of human kind that should be kept. Maybe it won't be necessary for anyone to learn to speak it, but having a record like this is really important. By the way where's the bag? :|
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+3 6. Dumfbuck commented 9 years ago

#3 All languages and cultures are important, not because we need to keep applying them, but because they are connected. If we we want to know more about the past of humanity, language is an important clue in how civilizations has spread and divided.
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+1 7. vNick commented 9 years ago

Way to go granny! :O