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Memento mori.

A language is dead when it is possible to know everything about it that exists to know. There are no new native speakers being born, no vowel shifts and consonant drift, no slang being coined, no idioms and memes developing daily and disappearing faster than they can be documented. All extant samples of the language, by its original native speakers, are recorded, analyzed, and used as teaching materials for non-native learners of the language.

A dead language can be contained in (whatever remains of) its entirety by a single mind, without that mind knowing the language as a mother tongue, but only as a professional academic interest. One may not be merely an expert in a dead language; one may be a definitive authority on it, knowing every conceivable word that is documented of it, as well as every inflection that could additionally be inferred based on that language's…





Mike broke into the high school to destroy Anna's art project

his steps sent echoes up and down the hallways

afterwards he wondered why he hadn't done some real damage 


Fred sleeps alone in the back of the drugstore

he works till 12,  sleeps till 6 then works another shift

Siebenhundertsiebenundsiebzigtausendsiebenhundertsiebenundsiebzig (seven hundred seventy-seven thousand seven hundred seventy-seven) is sometimes cited as the longest "regular" (non-compounded, non-made up) word in the German language. It is in this position because all cardinal numbers below one million are written as one word in this language. The word has 65 letters, and, although it is pretty much true, as Wikipedia states, that…

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