Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 17:44:37 PDT From: "//" Subject: Re: FOR English Only I suspect one of the reasons for taking a position against English-Only laws, is the fear that some languages (Native-American possibly) will become unnecessary, and eventually extinct. This seems to be a good forum to ask the question, What is the downside of a language becoming extinct? Are there upsides? Not necessarily dumb, but curious, -- Jim