posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 06:08 PM
Originally posted by soficrow
Thank you, thank you.
But, but, I need to go now! And I'm soo close!
but which one ?
I originally was looking at the Ubykh language - but my sources say the last speaker died in 1992(?).
...Your horseriding warlike ancestors were mongolian, right?
BTW - The Chinese students I know were/are taught to respect Ghengis Khan. And he was quite a guy in many ways...
...Also - are you claiming Sufi lineage?
Some treasures from my search:
"Should we mourn the loss of Eyak or Ubykh any less than the loss of the panda or California condor?"
Languages die like rivers
Words wrapped around your tongue today
Are broken to the shape of thought
Between your teeth and lips speaking
Now and today
Shall be faded hieroglyphics
Ten thousand years from now.
- Carl Sandburg
Ninety percent of the world’s languages are expected to become extinct in the next hundred years. The reasons are complex; the implications are even
more so. Culture, memory, identity and a host of other issues surround these extinctions and a sense
of panic attends the discussion.
Thanks again, sofi
had to lose that nasty link
[edit on 26-9-2006 by soficrow]
Bravo Sofi , Mygrandma use to sing to me in Ubykh !
My Ancestors were caucasians , about the sufi line , hmmmm , you are well ahead of anyone else so far Sofi !
Actually , it was Nakhsibendi .
Well , do tell me which restaurant would you like to dine and when ?