This is an excellent blog post by futurist Thomas Fey, whom I can warmly recommend following. He writes about the decline of local languages.
By the next century nearly half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will disappear, as young people abandon native tongues in favor of English, Mandarin, or Spanish.
For most of us, the language we speak is like the air we breathe. But what happens when we wake up and find that our air is going extinct?
According to Oregon’s Living Tongues Institute, one of the world’s languages dies every 14 days.
You can find Thomas Frey on Twitter here: @ThomasFrey.