Mirene Arsanios


How to Heal Language with Words

When a language dies, it loses its last host, the body through which its syntax materializes.
A Language’s death is typically the outcome of a long attritional process.
Some of the causes include ecocide, a natural calamity like a volcanic eruption, an earthquake, ongoing wars, economic collapse, a relentless history of colonization, a devastating heartbreak or wildfires.
A linguicide is a linguistic suicide, a situation in which speakers of a language gradually let the social and economic forces of the present dictate the fate of their syntax.
When a syntax becomes obsolete and loses its last speakers, it is released into an energetic field in which time doesn’t apply but frequencies persist.