Language loss in inevitable. I think it's not.=> me neither. I think language never dies as well as the long long long history we study and far far far future we expect. For now, the language lives in our daily present life.
Many thanks for your observation and considering about the getting lost languages in Taiwan. I hate to say ‘Yes, the beautiful mixing languages are missing and will be gone someday soon.” I feel so sad to see it was happened and will be worse.
I am from a typical Taiwanese family. My parents speak Japanese, Taiwanese and some Mandarin but most of their grand children and grand grand children don’t speak Taiwanese especial the Taipei ones who are good at English but poor at understanding Taiwanese. It happened to my young students, too. For somehow ( a long story), there are still some people think “English”, “Mandarin” and the language from developed countries ( rich countries) are cultured, educated and COOL.
I wish the bad situation will be change since Taiwanese government tried to raise some programs for reserving the different language especially the aboriginal language although the main purpose is for political benefit return (another story).
However, as your nice words of Taiwan, Taiwan is a really beautiful island, and the Taiwanese have the most beautiful mind no matter where their family/ blood root came from. We are just simply friendly who tries his/her best to live in life and to share with others as possible as he/she can.
I am pound of the little part of Formosa Taiwan. Welcome to Taiwan.
See you Nithin, when you visit Taiwan next time.