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11. Valedictory

The last speaker of Gagadju

Chris Moseley, FEL Treasurer, notes (19 June 2002):
The death of the last speaker of Gagadju, Big Bill Neidjie, has just been reported in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Gagadju, also known as Kakadu, was once the dominant language in the area of Kakadu National Park on the northern shore of Northern Territory, between Darwin and Arnhem Land. Gundjehmi, Kunwinjku and (in the south) Jawoyn continue to be spoken in the region of the park,

http://www.smh.com.au; Obituaries

Sad but True: New Insight on the “Killer Language”

 

 

I owe this to Kathleen Tacelosky taceloskyk(at)earthlink.net:

Results of Latest Study
The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine, and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans .

Conclusion:
Eat & drink what you like. It's speaking English that kills you

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