Posted on 07/13/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Concerns about linguistic extinction are, apparently, nothing new.
Atlas Obscura recently shared the story of Valentin Vodnik, a Slovene priest who helped save his native language.
How? By publishing a cookbook — despite his lack of experience in a kitchen and ignorance of traditional recipes — in the Slovene language in 1799.
Read about how The Cookbook essentially saved the Slovene language (and about how actual cooks improved upon it) in Atlas Obscura.
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