Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New Language Discovered

Field Researchers Discover a Language New to Science - WSJ.com: "In the foothills of the Himalayas, two field linguists have uncovered a find as rare as any endangered species—a language completely new to science.

The researchers encountered it for the first time along the western ridges of Arunachal Pradesh, India's northeastern-most state, where more than 120 languages are spoken. There, isolated by craggy slopes and rushing rivers, the hunters and subsistence farmers who speak this rare tongue live in a dozen or so villages of bamboo houses built on stilts."

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1 comment:

Ron Scheer said...

Fascinating. Thanks.