Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?

CharlesDexterWard (
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 16:41:29 -0800

Keta Nannithamby wrote:
> Is the Language necessary for preservation of the culture?

Important yes, but I wouldn't think it absolutely necessary. Culture is
preserved in more ways than merely the spoken word, including but not
limited to food, music, spirituality, etc.
A related question I would ask is...
Why do people feel the need to retain "past" culture in their current
lives? In other words, why do many become threatened by the possibility
of "culture" or "tradition" fading away or being replaced by current