I just read this article about how there is a language in Mexico that is spoken by only two persons, and they refuse to talk to each other. Call me a cultural elitist, but I find losing a language to be no big loss to the world. If no one can understand it anyway, then who cares? I can think of tons of kids that made up their own codes and languages, then as they grew up abandoned them. Is that any loss?
Not surprisingly, the article mentions that they tried to get classes going, and:
“I bought pencils and notebooks myself,” Segovia complains. “The classes would start off full and then the pupils would stop coming.”
That’s because NO ONE WANTS TO SPEAK A LANGUAGE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN UNDERSTAND.
Also, in the article they mention that the only two persons that speak the language call it Nuumte Oote…but the article keeps referring to it by the name that anthropologists have given it- Ayapaneco. Hey asshats, if there are only two persons that speak a language, whatever they call it is name. Is it any wonder the damn thing is dying if you can’t even call it by the proper name?
As for the two bitter old men that won’t talk to one another, that sounds pretty typical- old people are stubborn like that. Hell, I’m stubborn like that. If you insult the Raiders I’ll hold a grudge for years.