Thursday, May 9, 2013

Change in the Times

According to National Geographic, world cultures are disappearing.
I can agree when comparing the way kids speak today to the way we did just a few years back.

Wade Davis =  Language isn't just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. It is a flash
of human spirit. a vehicle through which the soul of a particular culture comes into the material world
And when we lose a language, we lose a vital element of the human dream.=

Lord of the Rings had a new language developed for the Elves whch was disappearing along with their culture and knowledge
Dwarves also were disappearing along with their culture and and knowledge as well as the Hobbits

Tolkien created magical languages for them.
He invented several languages including Quenya, Sindirin Entish and Black Speech, which began cultures and were not products of one.

In the real world a German priest and linguist invented Volapuk
It's an artificial, international  language designed for communication.
Martin Schleyer developed it using English, German and Latin.

200,000 people used it in 1889.

It was replaced by another constructed language Esperanto.

Life is a living entity full of change.
It is expected in politics, religion, laws and between people.
It was written I believe, that religion as we know it , will disappear, as it will not be needed anymore, to guide man kind into humanity and civility.

This is not a new concept and was known since before the time of Jesus.

With internet, it seems to speed up the process because now we can't understand our kids from
moment to moment as they come up with different things. lol

Should we fear Change?

God help us all.:)



Akelamalu said...

I suppose some languages will disappear as they have in the past, it's natural I suppose.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A L Life .. definitely not - change is happening all around us ... text will change us ... the Chinese will change us too ..

That is life - cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - the chinese have so many dialects lol

Our rappers have changed our language too They only use two words to describe everything. lol
Sad really

A Lady's Life said...

I guess the best language is the one not