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Last two speakers of dying language won't talk to each other

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Like many languages spoken by indigenous people, Ayapaneco is dying. Only two people still speak it — and they won't talk to each other.

Spoken in Mexico for centuries, Ayapeneco is one of 68 surviving indigenous languages in the mostly-Spanish speaking nation. The two speakers are Manuel Segovia (pictured on the right), 75, and Isidro Velazquez, 69, and despite living only 500 metres from each other in the village of Ayapa the two men refuse to communicate.


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I guess this would classify as a "social issue".

Surely their language has been documented somewhere in scipture/books for future learning purpose from intrigued future ancestors?...

Interesting story.




posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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I dunno bud some dialects once lost and simply lost. We can kinda translate Mayan but we'll never be able to speak it as it was spoken in the time it was used (no clue what language it was called).



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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At first I thought this was an Onion article.

Kinda seems funny/ironic when you just read the headline.



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