Dying Language Speakers Won't Talk To Each Other
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Manuel Segovia and Isidro Velazquez�are the only two people in the world who still speak Ayapaneco. This centuries-old language of Mexico is in danger of becoming extinct, and yet the two aren't talking. An anthropologist working on a dictionary with the two aging men described Segovia as a little prickly and Velazquez as stoic. As he told the Guardian newspaper, they just don't have a lot in common.
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