Lying Language : The Ethics Of Dying Languages?

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The Ethics of Dying Languages:
Should governments fund the education and revival of dying or dead Celtic languages?

Dying languages, also known as endangered languages, are often times defined as languages that are, “likely to become extinct in the near future” (Woodbury). Dead languages have become extinct over time as cultures have evolved. Dying Celtic languages include but are not limited to Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx. Languages are used to communicate between a group of individuals in a common way. Without common language, communication would be extremely difficult, separating groups of people from one another. The reason people care so much about dying or dead languages is because language is a basic building block of culture. Without it, cultures couldn't thrive, and prosper. Many claim that they would prefer to not teach their children their native languages due to the poor treatment they received because of their culture associated with that language. Others would like to speak their native language with their children because it teaches them about the importance of their language within their cultures.

Ethically speaking, language tends to be a strong building block of culture, and once it is beginning to die out, whether it be because of cultural assimilation or because the language speakers got separated by a natural disaster, that specific culture begins to die out. Native Americans speaking Tlingit in Alaska fight to either preserve
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