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a language that is no longer learned as a native language

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The Bureau of Indications suggests that researchers simply translate all of the gene names into the Ubykh, an extinct language with only two vowels.
When they finally did reconstruct part of this extinct language, they still had gone back only a few thousand years in time.
Place names are written mostly in Manchu, a virtually extinct language, and thus requires translation.
In addition, fragments of monumental stelae - stone slabs created for religious or other commemorative purposes - carved in Luwian (an extinct language once spoken in what is now Turkey) hieroglyphic script, were found.
What does he say to a Pakistani living in Carmarthen who points out that all around him are white people speaking in an extinct language 99 per cent of Britons don't understand?
First affected will be the approximately 500 already nearly extinct languages that often only have a few (sometimes even only one) known speakers left.
The volume under review is organized into three parts, roughly corresponding to extinct languages, modern smaller languages, and contemporary Persian.
Because Classics depended on the idea that the foundations of world civilization are in ancient Greece and Rome, and that study of these particular extinct languages and cultures is vital to modern society, the discipline reinforced two core colonial ideas: that histories, languages, and cultures of African origin were not civilized, and that the colonists' ethnicities, languages, and cultures were superior to the native ones because they were more similar to those of ancient Greece and Rome.