English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

There are 7,000 languages spoken across the world.

Yet 80% of the population speaks just 1.1% of the languages, and 43% of the languages are endangered.

What happens when they die out?

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

There are 7,000 languages spoken across the world.

Yet 80% of the population speaks just 1.1% of the languages, and 43% of the languages are endangered.

What happens when they die out?

In today's episode we cover:

  • How people feel differently when speaking different languages
  • The 12 'dominant' world languages
  • Why have certain languages dominated?
  • Why do languages die out?
  • When the last two speakers of a language hate each other
  • Dying languages in the UK
  • Hawaiian - a revival success story
  • Reviving a dead language
  • Written vs. oral languages
  • Should we save languages?
  • Why language is a part of culture

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/dying-languages

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