Monday, September 2, 2013

Endangered language

I discovered that one language dies ever14 days. There are more than 6 thousands language around the world. I am not going to say the Somali language is endangered language at this moment. But soon it will be. 
Somali people are all over the world. I have cousins don't speak "afsomali"They were born abroad and these kids don't not even know one word. All of our neighbors 99% of their kids DO NOT SPEAK SOMALI. when I say they don't speak it, i don't mean fluently I am mean NOT EVEN A WORD they cannot say one sentence correctly.

These dying languages didn't vanish over night. Those who spoke it didn't share and taught the second generation and it disappear  from there. 

When a language dies the culture dies, when the culture dies the heritage dies. 

I honestly blame the parents. I was not born in Somali. Matter fact I have ever been to Somali. But I speak, read and write fluently. When I was growing up I loved to read in Somali. But there was not enough books to read, I remember reading adult novels book that was almost 100+ pages I read it more than 10 times. I was just so in love with the idea of reading. 

So there is not many books to read. And as far as I am consider reading is the best tool to learn how to write. Read and over all improves  your vocabulary.  Google launched endangered languages website it's neat. I like it. 

Like I said if we don't take action and do something about it one day this language will be in the endangered languages list. 

It honestly hurts me to watch our beautiful language die

I wish I could do something about it. For those of you who are parents, especially mothers please and please teach your children their language.