How many dead languages ​​are there

Translations into dead languages

At Cengolio we also offer translations into some dead languages, such as Latin. But why are languages ​​dying out at all and how is it that some of you are still very present in everyday life? A distinction must be made between dead and extinct languages. The difference is that in the case of extinct languages, the speaking community has either died out or switched to using another language, while dead languages ​​have evolved into another language in a continuous process. The most famous and widely used dead language is probably Latin. In the course of the early Middle Ages, it developed from its local dialects into several different languages. However, Latin still has a high status in society today, mainly due to its influence on other languages. The number of students learning Latin as a foreign language in school has increased in recent years. Due to globalization and the widespread use of English, linguists estimate that many other languages ​​are currently threatened with extinction. In Europe, for example, these are Irish and Breton. In the case of many languages ​​threatened with extinction, there are initiatives to revive them, for example Cornish, which is spoken in a region in Great Britain, has succeeded (for the time being).