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May. 13th, 2012 03:48 pm
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Nepal's mystery language on the verge of extinction
Kusunda is a language isolate in Nepal. As far as I can tell from the article, it has two known fluent speakers: Gyani Maiya Sen, the 75-year-old speaker the article is largely about, and Kamala Khatri, who "left [Nepal] in search of a job"

Ancient language discovered
A clay tablet written in Assyrian cuneiform script has been discovered which contains evidence of an otherwise-unknown language. It has a list of women's names, a very few which can be recognized as coming from known languages, and the rest of which are not recognizably from any known language; it seems likely that they come from another language.
steorra: Restaurant sign that says Palatal (palatal)
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Numerals of an otherwise-unknown Peruvian language were recently unearthed. They were written down in the early 1600s. It's not Quechua, though some numbers appear to be borrowed from Quechua or one of its relatives.

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