Imagine that you’re the last living speaker of a dying language.  What memories do the words of your childhood evoke? What do you miss talking about? Those are questions raised by Precious Little, a play by Madeleine George. Martha reads a moving passage in which an elderly speaker of a dying language counts to 20 in her native tongue. This is part of a complete episode.

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  1. Jazyk says:

    The numbers in this “fictitious” language bear a striking resemblance to Finno-Ugric languages, particularly Finnish: http://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-finnish/en/fin/