Tag: languages


Linguistics museum to open in Washington


A linguistics museum will open in a historic building in Washington, DC. Maybe other cities around the world consider this great idea.


Inheriting the Greek language

Source: Huffington Post

The Greek language is truly a gift to the development of European civilization, and its culture has influenced many people extending beyond the borders of Europe. Although many educated Europeans carried with them the love for the ancient Greek language and culture upon settling in the New World, not much was known about the Greek culture as a whole.

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Linguist claims 90% of languages will be extinct in 100 years due to migration

By 2115 about 90% of the languages in the world will be extinct, according to the prediction of a linguist from an American university. This means that what would remain will be about 600 languages. The reasons given for the possible situation are the inability of parents to teach their native languages to their children and because of globalization, as cultures tend to be fragmented when people migrate to new lands. The prediction was revealed by Dr. John McWhorter, who is a music, philosophy and American studies expert at Columbia University.

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