10 May

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Losing a language also can mean losing crucial knowledge about the linguistic group’s history, culture, or even knowledge about their local environment. For example, 30 being able to choose different words for plants or even the earth they grow in also provides scientists, botanists and academics with information that might be lost otherwise if these specific descriptions did not have an equivalent word in a more dominant language.
What does this “otherwise” mean?

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