Jejueo is a language from South Korea

Jejueo is a language from South Korea. Alternate names for Jejueo include: Cheju, Chejumal, Cheycwu, Cheycwumal, Jeju, and Jejumal. About 5000 people In South Korea speak Jejueo, as of the 2014 census. The location that this language is spoken in is Jeju Province: Jeju island. This language is mostly spoken by elders who also use Korean. Jejueo has started to be taught as an extra-curricular. Schools plan to eventually include Jejueo into the regular curriculum. The writing script used in Jejueo is the hangul scripts.
Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale, is what EGIDS stands for. EGIDS is used to calculate the rank of a language. The “rank” that it is given is in terms of how endangered it is, or how its development is going. The EGIDS for Jejueo is 8a; this means that the language is close to extinction, and is dying out rapidly. The only fluent users of Jejueo are the elder people, not many children. In order to preserve this language in Jeju, it would have to be be taught somewhere outside the home, such as a school.
Language loss is very important to the world, and once a language dies, so does the history and culture behind it dies. I wish I could try and help preserve my language, but sadly I can only speak it, I can’t read or write it. I hope generations after me will be able to speak it too, but I feel that will not be the case. After my generation no one in my family will be able to speak my language; I barely speak my own language, sadly. I speak more English since I live in america, not my native language. Even my parents speak more English than our native language. My siblings and I normally only speak our language with our family that does not know how to speak English, such as my grandparents and great uncles and aunts. I feel like once our language is dead in California, our culture will die too. For example, a few generations from now my descendants might not even be wear our traditional clothing, salwar kameez, that women in my family and other Pakistani families wear. I feel like they may only wear them on weddings and parties, or maybe not even then. Our culture will be gone, and these generations will never know how amazing the Pakistani culture is. Language and culture tie together and when one of them dies, both of them do. Language without culture is nothing, and culture without language is also nothing as well.
Along with the loss of language we lose culture, and a lot more history. We lose our heritage and culture every time a language becomes extinct. As languages disappear it is harder to understand our culture, heritage, and things that were passed down in our culture, such as medications, or natural remedies that have been passed down for thousands of years. It is distressing that so many of our languages will die out by the end of this century. Not only does the language dies but so does the culture as well and within culture there is so much more. Culture is a group of people’s behaviors, their beliefs, customs, their values, norms, and so much more.
Although California is a linguistically diverse state, I feel that so many of our languages here will be wiped out in the years to come, because in order to succeed in California you need to know the English language. This is the same for other parts of the world where Spanish, and Mandarin are taking over many other smaller languages. Society and the English language affects future generations in learning their native languages because living in America they will have no need to learn another language that will have no benefit for them. Knowing a different language that is not spoken by many will not be an asset needed in the workforce, if most people speak english as their second language.

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