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Last Two Speakers Of Dying Language Refuse To Talk to Each Other

By Gerard @presurfer
Last Two Speakers Of Dying Language Refuse To Talk to Each Other
The language of Ayapaneco has been spoken in the land now known as Mexico for centuries. It has survived the Spanish conquest, seen off wars, revolutions, famines and floods. But now, like so many other indigenous languages, it's at risk of extinction.
There are just two people left who can speak Ayapaneco fluently - but they refuse to talk to each other. Manuel Segovia, 75, and Isidro Velazquez, 69, live less than a mile from each other in the village of Ayapa in the tropical lowlands of the southern state of Tabasco. It is not clear whether there is a long-buried argument behind their mutual avoidance, but people who know them say they have never really enjoyed each other's company.The Presurfer

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