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"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, March 2, 2018

Farewell to Icelandic?

The digital world may tromp the Icelandic language out of existence, much like a tank running over a squirrel.

A lot of other languages may go the same way, for the same reason. If everyone will have to know one of a handful of languages in order to function in an interconnected world, then what future is there for other languages?


Sikhandtake said...

The linked article didn't even list Welsh at all, yet somehow *that* language has survived, in spite of, (or perhaps BECAUSE of?) being conquered by England. Having a yearly national cultural festival for the last few centuries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod) probably helps a lot.

Comrade Misfit said...

Welsh is surviving mainly for cultural reasons. But as a national language used for commerce and daily life- piffle.

Iceland is a distinct nation. It'd survive as Iceland even if they adopted Hebrew.