BBC新闻词汇 第202期:语言的消亡

发表时间:2016-04-20内容来源:大红鹰高手心水论谈

TransCRIpt:

(words spoken in the language Upper Tanana)

This is Upper Tanana. It's spoken by fewer than 25 people in Alaska and may soon vanish. Scientists say that regions like this in North America, as well as areas in Europe and Australia are now hotspots for language extinctions. A study shows that the more successful a country is economically, the more rapidly minority tongues are lost, as one national language comes to dominate educational and political systems.

(words spoken in Bahing)

The team also found that languages in the Himalayas could be at risk, such as Bahing in Nepal which has less than ten speakers. And some found in the tropics are also disappearing. Rapid economic growth in these regions is thought to be driving this loss.

The scientists say that greater protection is needed.

Vocabulary词汇:

vanish

消失

hotspots

热点

minority

少数

dominate

称霸

economic growth

经济增长

to be driving

是驾驶

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