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“Language is the dress of thought,” Samuel Johnson

“Different languages will have their quirks which tell us something about being human,” says Nicholas Ostler, the foundation’s chairman.

“And when languages are lost most of the knowledge that went with them gets lost. People do care about identity as they want to be different. Nowadays we want access to everything but we don’t want to be thought of as no more than people on the other side of the world.”

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