The Extinction of Bo

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The Extinction of Bo

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Sat 06 Feb 2010 8:21 pm

Reuters has reported the death of Boa Sr, the last surviving speaker of Bo, also known as Aka-Bo, an Andamanese language previously spoken on North Andaman Island.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SGE6140GI.htm

(I originally posted this to the Endangered Languages directory by mistake.)
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Re: The Extinction of Bo

Postby Anders » Sun 07 Feb 2010 2:03 am

One of the world's oldest dialects, which traces its origins to tens of thousands of years ago

"the world's oldest dialect"
"traces its origin thousands of years"
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Re: The Extinction of Bo

Postby linguoboy » Sun 07 Feb 2010 6:46 pm

Anders wrote:"the world's oldest dialect"
"traces its origin thousands of years"

What else do you expect from the mainstream news? They're even worse on hard-science topics.
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Re: The Extinction of Bo

Postby formiko » Mon 08 Feb 2010 6:18 am

linguoboy wrote:What else do you expect from the mainstream news? They're even worse on hard-science topics.

It's good enough for Joe Sixpack. ;)
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Re: The Extinction of Bo

Postby linguoboy » Mon 08 Feb 2010 2:32 pm

formiko wrote:
linguoboy wrote:What else do you expect from the mainstream news? They're even worse on hard-science topics.

It's good enough for Joe Sixpack. ;)

Joe Sixpack doesn't read the news; he watches Fox.
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Re: The Extinction of Bo

Postby Anders » Mon 08 Feb 2010 10:34 pm

Joe Sixpack doesn't read the news; he watches Fox

Well, at least he gets his news fair and balanced.
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