My essay for this week’s topic:
On the question of whether or not it is a good thing that some languages die out, I believe that there is only one correct answer: of course it is not a good thing that any language dies out. I doubt that you can find anyone able to make a decent argument to the contrary. Having answered that question, I have to say that it misses the point of the matter. The point is: if a language is to be saved, who is going to do it?