Language at risk of dying out – the last two speakers aren’t talking | Science | The Guardian

by Srikanth

Language at risk of dying out – the last two speakers aren’t talking | Science | The Guardian.

There are just two people left who can speak it fluently – but they refuse to talk to each other. Manuel Segovia, 75, and Isidro Velazquez, 69, live 500 metres apart in the village of Ayapa in the tropical lowlands of the southern state of Tabasco. It is not clear whether there is a long-buried argument behind their mutual avoidance, but people who know them say they have never really enjoyed each other’s company.”

I hope we never come to this.

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