Of course this is happening inside your head.

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Almost Half of All Languages May Be EndangeredSometime in the 1970s, a linguist named James Rementer, moved into the house of an elderly woman in Oklahoma. That woman, Nora Thompson Dean, was one of the last persons to speak Unami, a dialect of the Delaware (Lenni Lenape) language. When she died in 1984, the language spoken by the Native Americans who left their place names all over New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and signed the famous peace treaty with William Penn in 1683, went silent.Thousands of languages have gone extinct in the last few centuries, and an economist at Case Western Reserve Univ. thinks the language of any people whose total population is fewer than 35,000, is possibly endangered. That does not mean they will disappear, said David Clingingsmith. “I think that’s what the data says on average.”There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world, and 95 percent of the world’s population speak 300 of them. Half the world speaks the largest 16. According to the Endangered Languages Project, some 40 percent of the world’s languages are threatened.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/almost-half-all-languages-may-be-endangered

laboratoryequipment:

Almost Half of All Languages May Be Endangered

Sometime in the 1970s, a linguist named James Rementer, moved into the house of an elderly woman in Oklahoma. That woman, Nora Thompson Dean, was one of the last persons to speak Unami, a dialect of the Delaware (Lenni Lenape) language. When she died in 1984, the language spoken by the Native Americans who left their place names all over New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and signed the famous peace treaty with William Penn in 1683, went silent.

Thousands of languages have gone extinct in the last few centuries, and an economist at Case Western Reserve Univ. thinks the language of any people whose total population is fewer than 35,000, is possibly endangered. That does not mean they will disappear, said David Clingingsmith. “I think that’s what the data says on average.”

There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world, and 95 percent of the world’s population speak 300 of them. Half the world speaks the largest 16. According to the Endangered Languages Project, some 40 percent of the world’s languages are threatened.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/almost-half-all-languages-may-be-endangered

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How I imagine it went down

C.S. Lewis:
I made you a character in my book!
J.R.R. Tolkien:
OMG me too!
Lewis:
You're the man who created the wardrobe that leads to Narnia!
Tolkien:
...
Lewis:
Who am I?
Tolkien:
A tree
Lewis:
............
Tolkien:
But, like, a cool tree