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An Extinct Indian Language

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Languages have their own laws of evolution, ones that are not too different from those about species. Some languages survive, grow. Others become extinct. Some merge themselves into other languages. Others combine with another, and a third is born. The history of linguistic evolution is the history of dead languages. Humanity is a melting pot of cultures and languages are in a flux. Changes take place all the time, but most of these are not always discernible since the mutations are usually extremely slow in nature.

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  • The Hindu, 2010. "An Extinct Indian Language," Working Papers id:2957, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2957
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    Languages; evolution; history; linguistic; cultures;

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