42+43. Survival: The Key rerun

42+43. Survival: The Key rerun

By Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist

Saturday, 5 May

To accompany the current Allusionist miniseries Survival, about minority languages facing suppression and extinction, we’re revisiting this double bill of The Key episodes about why languages die and how they can be resuscitated. The Rosetta Stone and its modern equivalent the Rosetta Disk preserve writing systems to be read by future generations. But how do those generations decipher text that wasn’t written with the expectation of requiring decipherment?

Features mild scenes of linguistic apocalypse.

Find out more about this episode at http://theallusionist.org/survival-key.

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