[ hyoo-man-iks or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmæn ɪks or, often, yu- /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the nature or affairs of humankind.
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What Is Lost When A Language Goes Extinct?Are some languages able to express certain ideas better than others? Are there concepts that exist in particular languages and nowhere else? As more and more languages become extinct, linguists are realizing that they contain a type of knowledge beyond simply a different set of words and grammar. In the next fifty years, linguists believe that 3,500 languages will go extinct. As globalization has linked markets and communities, …
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