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Nia:wen, Cassie! We’re so glad that you liked the post. It’s true that language is the vehicle by which a people transmits its world view, values and traditions, and to lose a language is to lose one’s voice. That’s why it’s so important to preserve all languages, so many of which are fast disappearing. (With regard to the spellings artefact and artifact, we’re happy to report that both are correct. :-))