How Languages Go Extinct
Cantonese has become a forgotten heirloom of my past.
Nei dzo mat ye? Ngo oi nei.
How do languages go extinct? Why does it happen? And is the language I grew up with really endangered?
Why bother, The Fresh Princebeautifulwormwhoa, you’re Chinesewhat is Cantonese
Ngo oi nei.
Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, and The Cut among other publications. She frequently writes about behavior and identity and is also a staff writer and researcher at Hidden Brain Media, where she contributes to the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show.
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