There are roughly 7000 languages worldwide that get spoken. Each is unique and they form a vital link to the culture of a different time. Which is why, they must be preserved.
Language is a give away to beliefs. To biases. And when language evolves, we see how cultures shift over time. That’s why it’s important to study language. Or at least, how language evolves by use.
Have you thought of language as a measure of life? Toni Morrison manages to pose questions and comments that get me to think about things deeply. In this case, language.
There are obvious benefits patently visible to the naked eye. On the surface. But range and nuance swim in deeper waters.
Even as I think deeply about these, I realise its easy to stay on the surface! Like now.