Cover Photo: Photos courtesy of author
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How Languages Go Extinct

Cantonese has become a forgotten heirloom of my past.

Nei dzo mat ye? Ngo oi nei.

they speak Mandarin

Welsh and Hawaiian were saved from extinction. Other languages might not be so lucky2011

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


Gwong Dong YanOne professor called

Dialect and Nationalism in China


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.