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[Xmca-l] Re: Joshua Fishman, R.I.P.

I love the way Dr. Fishman writes. 

If an artist creates a personal language through symbols and signs (in color and form), then each time an artist dies, that language dies?

Which made me think that it isn't just enough to consider what is lost when a language dies, but also when a speaker of that language dies, as that individual's experiences no longer have a means to express themselves to us. And if the speaker wrote, then what was written is the full total of what that individual will ever say to us.

Kind regards,