There are some reasons for the cause of the disappearance of the world’s languages. First, it is because of few fluent speakers do not pass the language to their children at home. If they suddenly die because of age, illness, or maybe because of disaster they will not be able to pass the language to the next generation. The result is the extinction of the language. Because their parents, as the fluent speakers, do not pass the language, the next generation will not be able to speak the language.
From 1861 to 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers' lives were cut short, not to mention the 50,000 civilian lives that were also claimed. Soldiers lost during that time exceeded the combination of soldiers lost from the Revolutionary War, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Mexican War, and even the Spanish-American War. In comparison to today's population, six million people would die in four years or two percent of our population. The impact of death on the human capital grew in importance. It became familiar in fact, a part of daily life for Americans at that time.
LOST LANGUAGE In “Tribal Talk” by Michelle Nijhuis and “speaking in Tongues” by James Geary, both writers talked about how the hundreds and thousands of different tribal languages spoken in the past by millions have been cut down in half. Languages that are less known or spoken have been endangered today or nearly extinct just like some wild life going into extinction. But losing a language is more than the way of communicating; losing a language means the loss of its culture. The best argument I found in reading these two articles was in Nijhuis’s “Tribal Talk.” Nijhuis talked about what’s at stake in losing one’s own language which in this case was the Blackfoot language, called otherwise Piegan. Nijhui mentioned “What’s at stake is more than words.” (4) I would totally agree with that quote because I think one language contains a culture’s unique mysteries and their heritage for kids and other to learn about them.
b. Revising the estimated life of equipment from 10 years to 8 years. c. Not writing off obsolete inventory. d. Reducing research and development expenditures. 2. Prophet Corporation has an extraordinary loss of $200,000, an unusual gain of $140,000, and a tax rate of 40%.
Course Title Instructors’ Name Student Name: Student ID: The Dying of Languages under Urbanization As the world is increasingly globalized and homogenized, many of those languages spoken by people will likely disappear. Many small communities are gradually abandoning their native tongues in favor of dominant languages such as English, Spanish or Mandarin. According to the research, there are about 7,000 languages in the world. However, 80 percent of the world population speaks only 83 of the 7000 different languages (Harrison 14). Those languages which are at risk of losing all of its speakers in a few generations is consider as endangered languages (Krauss 6).
However all three have changed significantly over the last 40 years. Since 1970, marriage rates have changed significantly. There has been a decrease in marriage from 48,000 in 1972 to only 30,600 in 2000. Item A states that only half as many people are getting married today. There are many reasons why marriage rates have decreased over the years these include Religious significance has dropped dramatically in many western countries including the U.K.
By the time of Franklin Roosevelt's inauguration in 1933, the unemployment rate hovered close to twenty-five percent. Fluctuating during the 1930s, it never fell below 14.3% until 1941. The Depression changed the family in dramatic ways. Many couples delayed marriage - the divorce rate dropped sharply (it was too expensive to pay the legal fees and support two households); and birth rates dropped below the replacement level for the first time in American history. Families suffered a dramatic loss of income during Herbert Hoover's term in office, dropping 35% in those four years to $15M.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES CASE ACC/230 January 7, 2011 Eddie Mattison LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES CASE After reading the Case Review of Lucent Technologies, it’s obvious that the assets of Lucent Technologies suffered a large decline between the years of 2003 and 2004. 49.4% of their total assets in 2003 consisted of their current assets, and in 2004 the percentage of their current assets decreased to 48.5%. Lucent Technologies total current assets increased from $7,863 in 2003 to $8,231in 2004. After a very thorough analysis, it is also obvious that the inventory of Lucent Technologies increased between the years of 2003 and 2004, because in 2003 the percentage of inventory was only 4% and it rose to 4.8% in 2004. In measuring the company’s cash and cash equivalent, it was clearly seen that their entire assets decreased by 24% in 2003 and almost 20% in 2004.
In 2010 the Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated that over 200,000 individual's are victims of hate crimes each year. “The disparity between statistics and self-reported victimizations indicates that a large number of incidents are never reported to the police” (Zaykowski, H., 2010). This staggering disparity raises questions about the trust that victims have in the hate crime laws. It also prompts questions about the effectiveness of the hate crime laws in general. The following California statistic is a prime example of this argument.
The United States has one of the largest military forces in the world, and Americans are no longer called up to use their own weapons in the military. Although people no longer need guns for this purpose, there are in fact over 200,000,000 guns in circulation. Unfortunately, gun-related deaths continue to increase every year, with many innocent people losing their lives. Despite the original intention of the Second Amendment, the United States would be much better off if ownership of guns by private citizens was outlawed. The first benefit of making guns illegal is that the number of accidental shootings would decrease.