Last Two Speakers of Dying Language Refuse to Talk to Each Other
Last Two Speakers of Dying Language Refuse to Talk to Each Other
Ayapaneco is a dying language, once spoken in what is now the Mexican state of Tabasco. There are only two speakers left, both of whom live in the same village. And they refuse to talk to each other. picked by suebe 2 days ago
tags Ayapaneco Nuumte Oote mexico language tabasco
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 drogue
2 days ago
I heard a bit of a recent NPR interview with one of the people trying to help. May have been this guy:

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 derAlt
2 days ago
Apparently one is a Democrat and the other is a Republican. :)
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 Moe
2 days ago
« derAlt : Apparently one is a Democrat and the other is a Republican. :)
No I heard it was all over the pronunciation of "Chrhwmba"
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 drogue
2 days ago
« Moe : No I heard it was all over the pronunciation of "Chrhwmba"
I heard that, too. I tracked down the most-reliable transcript from their last conversation:

Manuel: I get knocked down...but I get up again!

Isidro: You're never going to keep me down!
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 suebe
2 days ago
« drogue : I heard that, too. I tracked down the most-reliable transcript from their last conversation:

Manuel: I get knocked down...but I get up again!

Isidro: You're never going to keep me down!

<a href='/redir.p?www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aIN9A8MnU' class='plime' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'><b>flash video</b></a>

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 Moogle
2 days ago
So?

They're still human. Humans let petty differences get in the way of perceived important s**t.
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