NPR's Robert Siegel talks with linguistics professor David Harrison of Swarthmore College. Harrison verified the existence of a disappearing language: Chylum. It's spoken by the people of central Siberia. (Field recordings courtesy of Ironbound Films Inc., from their upcoming PBS special about endangered languages.)
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