From: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 05 2010 - 04:26:46 CST
-On [20100205 11:05], André Szabolcs Szelp (email@example.com) wrote:
>How can a statement like "one of the world's oldest languages - Bo"
>leave the mouth of a "linguist"!
Maybe it was journalistic hyperbole.
>From a language documentation and historical language research point
>of view, the fact is, of course, none the less highly regrettable.
Such is the fate of language evolution. I noticed that a lot of languages in
the Andamanese group have gone extinct in favour to Hindi and the likes. Is
there any historic evidence that shows many languages went extinct due to
some other language close by that was the dominant trade language?
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