Over time new words enter the language, others become obsolete, and existing words acquire new meanings.
This is a phenomenon inherent in all languages, and it is affected not only by cognitive, linguistic and literary factors,
but also by interactions between languages and cultures and social changes affecting communities and individuals.

But what happens when a language dies? What stories and traditions are lost with it?

Endangered Māori language finds new life with AI

Microsoft AI is helping revitalize te reo Māori, the language of New Zealand's indigenous community, and building a bridge to the past.

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Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script

Rajesh Rao, a computational neuroscientist who loves a good mystery and ancient texts, clues us into deciphering the 4000 year old Indus script.

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Adam Conner-Simons for MIT News reports on a system developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.

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Emotions That Can't Be Expressed in English

The English language is known for its weird idiosyncrasies. But did you know that there are also some emotions the language completely misses?

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English cannot express the 'Dreaming'

Dreamtime or Dreaming? With stories linked to the creation process and spiritual ancestors, there is no equivalent to express the complex Aboriginal concepts.

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This Turkish Language Isn’t Spoken, It’s Whistled

Great Big Story follows farmers in a remote mountain village who communicate in ‘kuş dili’ — also known as ‘bird language’ — still used to this day.

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