Jens Wilkinson wrote: > 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. :) Sounds like the a guy I know hoping for scorching hot weather because he's in the HVAC business. I'm still looking into the TEFL idea. I'm not sure I'd want to make a full time career of it but it's enough to get me a visa where I want to go, then I can maybe get my own business going in addition. > I suppose if you are talking in the long-term, OK. Yes, I don't expect it to happen right away.