Alarm Raised on World's Disappearing Languages

“Linguists estimate that there are 6,809 ‘living’ languages in the world today, but 90 per cent of them are spoken by fewer than 100,000 people, and some languages are even rarer – 46 are known to have just one native speaker….By applying the same principles used to classify the risk to birds and mammals, Professor Sutherland demonstrated that languages were subject to similar forces of extinction.” Steve ConnorAlarm Raised on World’s Disappearing Languages Independent (Via Common Dreams))

Fascinating connection between language and nature. Thanks for pointing it out, Jim.