I'm a king at night, and a poor man in the morning.
2 notes "Even more troubling, as we’ve seen, the deep and persistent shame engendered by [the negative perception of minority languages and creoles] is a surefire way to effect language loss. And when a community loses its language, it loses incalculable cultural artifacts. It would be as if someone had walked into Charleston’s historic homes and set them all on fire. No more armoires, no more grass mats, no more wallpaper. No more names, no more stories, no more songs. An entire people would lose the chance to know their history."
— Elizabeth Little, Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of American’s Languages, p. 152