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--- Tom Potocki <email@example.com> wrote:
> its true that extinction of certain linguistic
> traditions leads to loss of skills/techiques. OTOH,
> preserving these traditions takes up brains which may
> be better employed developing new/better techniques.
> isnt there a cost/opportunity trade-off here? is the
> picture really so white and black?
Yes, it is, if we are talking about such a massive and widespread
destruction. No, if we are blind to the big picture and talk about
specific examples. As always, the choice is yours.
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