Re: World Language Losses at a Glance

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    On 06/20/01 13:33, Robin Faichney said this-

    >It is simply to say that all supremacist traditions deserve to die,
    >regardless of the culture of which they are part.

    Indeed - _if_ we can actually separate the supremacist tradition from the
    culture at all. It appears to me that this supremacism _is_ the core of
    many cultures, especially tribalistic ones.

    The supremacist traditions tied at all points to a culture are legion,

    >As to whether there's anything of value in threatened cultures, the
    >parallel with threatened ecosystems is exact: we just don't know, and
    >if they're allowed to disappear will never find out.

    One man's supremacy is another man's dodo bird.

    - Wade

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