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At 07:44 PM 30/04/02 -0700, Tom 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?
Tho' it will probably be that the white languages will occupy our brains
and the black languages will become extinct :-).
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