Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?

Frank Schaap (fts@x***
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 22:11:30 GMT

On Mon, 06 Jan 1997 16:41:29 -0800, CharlesDexterWard
<> wrote:

>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.

i wonder how these other ways in which you say culture resides are
being passed on to another generation without language and what
meaning they possibly can have without language. the question then
should be if the 'original' language of a culture is necessary to
convey it, or that another language will do too. mmm, i'll have to
ponder on that one some... *grin*




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