“Every Day, Another Language Dies”
I have a variety of concerns and dubiousnesses about Heather Altfeld’s essay “Every Day, Another Language Dies,” published at Lit Hub in May. (Originally published in Conjunctions 70, under the title “Obituary for Dead Languages.”)
But I nonetheless found it a poetically lovely and sad eulogy for languages lost and languages we’re losing, so I thought it was worth linking to.
(On a side note, I see that “Every day, another language dies” is nicely iambic; would make a good first line of a sonnet.)