People use certain words that capture just want they

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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.
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  • Spring '08
  • HARPER
  • languages, Krista Harper, McDonaldHannah McDonald

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