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  • You can save this endangered language for only pennies a day; or you could let it die.

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dharris2@swarthmore.edu Mar 8, 2007 12:38 pm

Dear Dennis,Thank you for this wonderfully eloquent essay on a topic that is dear to me. Please see www.whenlanguagesdie.org for more info on my research and my book "When Languages Die", and please stay tuned for the forthcoming (on PBS) documentary film "The Last Speakers".I would like to make one minor correction to your posting: Your quote of me is accurate, except the last sentence, I don't think i said "Modern languages long ago lost this organic fecundity.” It is certainly a wonderful turn of phrase that I may adopt, but I believe the credit for it would go to you.Kindest regards,K. David HarrisonSwarthmore College

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