Wade Davis on Endangered Languages and Cultures
Thank you to my friend Dave for pointing out this excellent video. It takes a little over twenty minutes, but it is well worth the time.
“Language is not merely a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. It is a flash of the human spirit, the means by which the soul of each particular culture reaches into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the …mind, a watershed of thought, an entire ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.”
There is a lot more on endangered languages here.