The languages are dying out

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Posted by Nemo on October 16, 1997 at 16:44:41:

Greetings to all ladonians!

I have just read an interesting article in the Oslo University's newspaper "Universitas". It is called "Forstummende rÝster" ("Silencing voices") and is about small languages which may die out in the nearest future.

The article is alas written in Norwegian. The leader can be translated as follows:

"The pessimists estimate that in the 100 years, around 95% of today's 6000 languages will disappear or will be senteced to death. A great international work is done to write down the dying languages. There are revival efforts made several places around the world."

This information has a direct relevance to The National Poem of Nothingness! Just think about all the languages which will not be a part of the Something, created through this work!!!

I suggest that Ladonia should play a role in the work of preservation of the disappearing languages. If you know anybody, who knows anybody, who knows a 'nothing' in a little-spread language - let me know!

I, on my behalf, shall try to come in contact with the author of the article and those profesors, who are mentioned there.

Ex uihilo kvedam fit

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