Apple Siri, Google Voice could help save the world's languages

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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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Sisyphean, not Herculean task Nov 18, 2011

What's the point of saving dying languages? They are better off dead.
My title says it all.


 

Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
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The point of saving dying languages? Nov 21, 2011

Now substitute "languages" with "species" and you're paraphrasing the dominating view on saving species until at least the mid-20th century.

There are actually a few pretty good arguments for saving them:
http://www.economist.com/node/133436

http://www.economist.com/node/3518542


 


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