Sunday, April 23, 2017

Heavy snowfall with large flakes in calm wind

And I thought this was just a funny concept in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. Linguistics experts, studying the future of a language spoken by fewer than 400,000 people in an increasingly globalized world, wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Icelandic tongue.


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