People use certain words that capture just want they

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

group or even as an individual. People use certain words that capture just want they want to say or express; in many cultures, there are some words and phrases that are difficult to translate because the words of their language encompass the exact meaning they are trying to portray. Often, when languages are lost, the whole culture goes with it too, for it was the mere expression of that culture in its purest light. Languages explain foods, possessions, spiritual meanings, behaviors, and everything that the people of that culture would carry out on a day to day basis. It’s unfortunate that English and other main languages are wiping out endangered ones because inevitably, it wipes out the culture based around it, too. The more Americanized people become, the more they lose what used to make them fantastically different from the rest of the world because when we all start speaking the same language, we lose a whole set of minds who can explain certain phenomena in whole new terms and styles. The loss in language diversity will eventually result in a loss of human diversity, so it’s important that there are people who are trying to preserve them for what they are.
Image of page 1
  • Spring '08
  • languages, Krista Harper, McDonaldHannah McDonald

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Get FREE access by uploading your study materials

Upload your study materials now and get free access to over 25 million documents.

Upload now for FREE access Or pay now for instant access
Christopher Reinemann
"Before using Course Hero my grade was at 78%. By the end of the semester my grade was at 90%. I could not have done it without all the class material I found."
— Christopher R., University of Rhode Island '15, Course Hero Intern

Ask a question for free

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern