On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:27 PM, <deinx nxtxr><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> MacLeod Dave wrote:

> I still don't see why people look at language extinction as a negative thing
> rather than just accepting it as normal change.  I know it's not good for
> language enthusiast like we have here, but for the purely practical purpose
> of communication we'd all be better off with fewer languages, if not just
> one.

Be careful with that "we'd all". . . There are those of us who make a
living in the field of translation and language teaching. :)

I suppose if you are talking in the long-term, OK.

Jens Wilkinson
Neo Patwa (