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The language I'll be using in all my examples in this post is scottish gaelic, purely because it's the minority language i'm most familiar with.
Scottish Gaelic is clearly in a decline. Reasons for this are numerous, in the past anti-Gaelic policies were to blame, nowadays a lack of Gaelic media and the fact that most Gaelic speakers are forced to speak English most of the time because of the lack of speakers are contributing to its decline. An act was passed in 2005 making Gaelic an official language of the Scottish parliament and preparing guidance on Gaelic language education, but I see this as at best slowing rather than stopping the death of the language.
Languages in a position like Gaelic are becoming endangered around the world. Do you think that these languages should be saved and if so how? Does anyone in D&D speak a minority language (and want to show off by writing in it)?
I'm in two minds about this, while i accept that these languages are important parts of their nations culture I can't help but feel a lot of them are doomed to sort of fade away and I'm unsure whether a program of Gaelic education is a good idea (I think that language education in Britain is appalling and can't help but feel that if we're going to start teaching kids a language from a young age it should be something useful like French or German).