The Rosetta Project.

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Tabula Rasa, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    I saw this on a Hebrew news site, and think it is one of the coolest uses of modern technology:

    Sadly in the next century 50 till 90 present of the 7000 languages spoken today will disappear.
    As some of those languages are spoken by a decreasing amount of aged people whose children choose, because of economical and political circumstances, to speak the official language of their country or english.

    "The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone"

    The new Rosetta stone (Named after the one found next to Napoleons troupes and raveled the world the ancient Egyptian writings) is a 3 inch Nickel disk, currently containing 1,445 languages.

    So people if you know a ( real ) language that you think will be forgotten in the next century, hurry up and visit: www.rosettaproject.org .

    ( Iceman go and teach them Kujan or what ever you call it :D )
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Cool idea. But its also sad that those language's are disappearing.
     
  3. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I think this is a great idea. But like Chastity said it is a shame that these laguages are disappearing.
     
  4. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    its a great idea, i am sure as we become more zoned in on english, spanish, etc... others will die off. Sad to see, thank god we still have latin.
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Very good Idea. Very very good. But it saddens me to see that languages are fading off into nothing. That's really upsetting; because as the languages go away; the people's cultures go also; and I find it very nice when someone follows their own unique culture; and doesn't ruthlessly confrom to the rest of society.