Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Commonplace Entry

This weeks entry comes from Errata: an examined life by George Steiner

"The death of a language, be it whispered by the merest handful on some parcel of condemned ground, is the death of a world.  With each day, the number of different ways in which we can say "hope" diminishes.  On its minute scale, my polyglot condition has been my uttermost luck.  Thanks be to Babel." (p 114)

Errata: an examined life by George Steiner. Yale University Press, New Haven. 1998

1 comment:

Melly said...

I love learning different languages. But in my humble opinion polish is the best language ever