700 Reasons: Reason #315

Reason: 315
The loss of languages is tragic precisely because they are not interchangeable, precisely because they represent the distillation of the thoughts and communication of a people over their entire history
Mithun (1998: 189) cited in Crystal, D. (2000) Language Death (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Diversity, Historical dimension, Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught (LWULT) Languages, Uniqueness