I was reading in National Geographic (May, 2007) about the effort to preserve dying languages. Who really cares, except the social scientists getting paid for their endeavors? But there was at least one language with only one speaker. If there’s only one person who speaks a language, how do we know they’re not insane and just muttering gibberish? In fact, having no one to talk to has surely imperiled their mental stability. I’ve seen some crazies who I’m quite sure have invented, if not their own languages, at least their own dialects. Hell, yours truly, when drunk, has done so.
Rest assured, their language is safe: