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"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?

2 comments:

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.