Re: Last speaker of Bo died

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Fri Feb 05 2010 - 04:05:09 CST

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    Oh, my!

    How can a statement like "one of the world's oldest languages - Bo"
    leave the mouth of a "linguist"!

    From a language documentation and historical language research point
    of view, the fact is, of course, none the less highly regrettable.


    On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
    <> wrote:
    > Small excerpt:
    > "The last speaker of an ancient language in India's Andaman Islands has
    > died at the age of about 85, a leading linguist has told the BBC.
    > Professor Anvita Abbi said that the death of Boa Sr was highly significant
    > because one of the world's oldest languages - Bo - had come to an end."
    > --
    > Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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