Register | Login


It is estimated that there are some 7,000 spoken languages in the world, of which nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in the next hundred years. Most of these endangered languages have less than a few thousand speakers left, and with no documentation. Nearly five hundred languages have fewer than ten speakers and are very likely to vanish very soon. Other languages are lost gradually when they are overwhelmed by a more dominant language at school, in the marketplace and on television.

The Rosetta Project is an effort to preserve all of these languages—numbering some 1,500— that have a high likelihood of extinction before this century is over. Inspired by the original Rosetta Stone, the idea of the Rosetta Project is to create a key that would allow future generations to decipher the lost languages.

rosetta-disk-4

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...

Sarah Jane Dias At Time Out Event
Sarah Jane Dias At Time Out Event
Deepika Padukone at Asiavision Awards 2017
Deepika Padukone at Asiavision Awards 2017
Kareena Kapoor on the of Bazaar Bride Dec issue
Kareena Kapoor on the of Bazaar Bride Dec issue
Huma Qureshi at IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony
Huma Qureshi at IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony
Myra Sareen  Ram Gopal Varmas new girl
Myra Sareen Ram Gopal Varmas new girl
Esha Gupta At Mrinalini Chandra X Candy Crush Launch
Esha Gupta At Mrinalini Chandra X Candy Crush Launch
Katrina Kaif At Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards 2017
Katrina Kaif At Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards 2017
Sonam Kapoor At Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards 2017
Sonam Kapoor At Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards 2017