Re: Saving the ethnosphere

From: Jeremy Bradley (
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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?
    Yes Tom
    Tho' it will probably be that the white languages will occupy our brains
    and the black languages will become extinct :-).

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