8.31.2008

卲族語言入選十大瀕臨絕跡語言

Peter K Austin's top 10 endangered languages

某語言學家的個人觀察,登在 Guardian UK 上,文章有解釋他的評選原則,以下擷取文中對劭族語言的簡介:
4. Thao

Sun Moon Lake of central Taiwan is the home of the Thao language, now spoken by a handful of old people while the remainder of the community speaks Taiwanese Chinese (Minnan). Thao is an Austronesian language related to languages spoken in the Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific, and represents one of the original communities of the Austronesians before they sailed south and east over 3,000 years ago.

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