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The tongue dies with the last speaker

October 6, 2012

As the last man speaking dies
So his tongue lies buried lost forever
Like Alderney French of the Channel Islands
And Manx on the Isle of Man; and now once more
The last native speaker Bobby Hogg, the dying nonagenarian
Takes the Cromarty dialect of Black Isle with him into oblivion.

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