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#16    :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

View Post27vet, on 15 April 2011 - 03:01 PM, said:

Put them on the Jerry Springer show or try Dr Phil.

How would anyone know when to censor their curse words? LOL!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:39 AM

This is the nature of language development.  Languages die, simple as that.


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:20 AM

It must have been something he said.....


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:52 AM

View Post:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:, on 16 April 2011 - 12:19 PM, said:

How would anyone know when to censor their curse words? LOL!

Yeah, the first words people usually learn in another language are the cussing words  :rofl:


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:10 PM

View Post27vet, on 19 April 2011 - 10:52 AM, said:

Yeah, the first words people usually learn in another language are the cussing words  :rofl:

I'm confident the first cuss is within the first ten words.  :D

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:34 PM

The extinction of a language? Fascinating.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:06 AM

Quick, kill them!


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 09:38 AM

wow... can u actually randomly say "quick, kill them" thatsright??? its horrible and pretty gross. amazing story though.


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:36 PM

View PostThe Unseen, on 15 April 2011 - 09:10 PM, said:

Then let it die,You dont speak it,I dont speak it,Not much of a great loss if noone speaks it.Let it go the way of the Aztecs,If no one speaks it except those two fellows then just let it go and turn to something worth while.It's not like they are going to teach it to anyone or have classes .Not one of the languages that anyone wants to learn anyway.I'm hispanic but I feel it's time for it to pass.
dont worry even if these two spoke to each other the language is already dead.  also did you even know about it before the op.  more people speak latin than this, not counting the science community,.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

I hope someone is able to preserve their language before its too late. But thanks to the internet and texting, some of the world's top endangered languages are actually being revived or restored. Technology can have the opposite effect on language, not primarily to endorse/promote a global language like English.

Some of the world's endangered languages are capable of translation by Bablefish and other language translation software. Babelfish is a link that speaks loud!
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French: "J'aime hériter des forum de message dans n'importe quel lingue."
Spanish: "Amo entrar en foros del mensaje en cualquier lengua."
German: " Ich liebe, Mitteilungforen in jedem möglichem language zu erben."
Italian: " Amo entrare in tribune del messaggio in tutto la lingua."
Chinese:" 我爱进入在所有 的消息论坛."
Japanese: " 私はあらゆる のメッセージのフォーラムに入って来ることを愛する."
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Russian:  Я люблю прийти в форумы сообщения в любом языке."
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

I know a few Native American languages exist in the U.S. after 3 centuries of cultural decimation, but they survived to the present day and may be spoken in small numbers in American Indian communities or solely used during tribal ceremonies or rituals.

Despite the English language was imposed on native American tribes to nearly replace their native tongues, my grandpa of Cherokee descent (before he passed away) passed on those words to me and my Mom.

Here are 5 words I know of from the Cherokee Language (I doubt the fullest accuracies, but this is up to my knowledge on the subject):

Osiyo (hello), Dohitsu (greetings), Ahuniywaiyana Tsalagie (principal people), Gaudogi (council leader?) and Wa-do (thank you/thanks-bye).

Edited by Makoto Jupiter, 09 July 2011 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:04 PM

...to continue (I had to edit the duplicate post, either UM or my PC has serious loading time problems) on the subject, I got myself a copy of the Cherokee Phoenix paper from the time I was there in Oklahoma back in 2006. They had a small feature 'Practice Cherokee' in which I saved. Here are the Cherokee words from the news excert and translations into English.

Greetings
oh-see-yoh = Hello
oh-see-gwoo = I am Fine
oh-sdah = Fine
toh-hee-joo? = How are you?
nee-hah-nah? = How about you?
ne-ho (?) = You (like in 'Wado' for thank you).

Relatives (female)
U-ni-tsi = Mother
U-we-tsi-a-ge-yv = Daughter
E-lo-gi = Aunt
(none for sister)

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:38 PM

View PostThe Unseen, on 15 April 2011 - 09:10 PM, said:

Then let it die,You dont speak it,I dont speak it,Not much of a great loss if noone speaks it.Let it go the way of the Aztecs,If no one speaks it except those two fellows then just let it go and turn to something worth while.It's not like they are going to teach it to anyone or have classes .Not one of the languages that anyone wants to learn anyway.I'm hispanic but I feel it's time for it to pass.
I agree.  Let it die out.  When a language has been reduced in usage to the point where only two people in the world speak it, then it's time to let it go.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:45 PM

View Postsupervike, on 15 April 2011 - 03:26 PM, said:

I don't follow...Why does having these two men chat with each other do anything to help preserve the language?

Can't they do that seperately?

I thought the same thing. How does the two men talking to one another do anything at all? They should be teaching the language to their children or other relatives, that way it will be passed down to the next generations.

Edited by Lorelei, 11 July 2011 - 10:46 PM.





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