Dead Language Revived After Parents Teach It To Their Daughter

  • A Latvian couple has succeeded in resurrecting the extinct Livonian language by speaking it to their daughter, according to a report from Latvia’s LSM.
  • Renāte and Jānis Medņi have published a textbook on the language, according to the outlet, and are hoping parents and children can use the volume to learn and revitalize the language.
  • “We want to be a good example for others to follow. You just have to do it, you have to dare to do it. We talk all the time about the Livonian language, culture, revitalization or revival, but it actually has to be done!” Jānis said.
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