Quiz #6 Based on the readings from week 15 and due by 11:59pm on Sunday, 14 May. "*" indicates required fields Email* 1. Approximately how many languages were spoken on this continent, north of Mexico, before the arrival of Europeans? Approximately how many of those languages are still spoken today?*2. Which language has been preserved in part by "language nests"?* Algic Maori Welsh Mohawk 3. What is special about Kaurna, an Aboriginal language spoken in South Australia? Think back to John McWhorter's article about slang that we read previously. What connection can you draw between these two readings?*4. Which of the following words were borrowed from Algonquian languages? (Check all that apply.)* skunk mocassin Kentucky tsunami raccoon chocolate 5. Marianne Mithun and David Crystal each talk about some of the factors that contribute to a language becoming endangered. In your own words, what are two of these factors?* Δ This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.