Why It Matters (Ep 1): Disappearing languages

Do you know the crisis that languages face? The first episode “Disappearing Languages” tells of how languages used by small communities are fast diminishing in usage in face of globalisation.

Do you know the crisis that languages face?

The first episode, Disappearing Languages, tells of how languages used by small communities are fast diminishing in usage in face of globalisation. As mainstream languages gradually take precedence over native languages are losing commercial value, how can we prevent these unique native languages from going into history? 

Watch the 2 minutes animation to understand why it matters. 


About Why It Matters: 

Why It Matters(关我什么事)is one of 10 SPH-produced short form digital video series as part of a pilot Public Service Broadcast initiative. This 8-part animation series focuses on the sights and sounds that are gradually disappearing from this world, including languages, cultures, flora and fauna. 

This series is also available on zaobao.sg website and mobile app.