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  • Case Study Of Nivkh Language

    necessary to remember that not all languages survive, most of them die in silence. This case study focuses on one of the endangered languages – Nivkh. The report seeks to investigate social, economic and political reasons, which influenced the disappearance of the language. Nivkh is an endangered language, which is currently spoken on Sakhalin Island and in the Amur region of the Russian Federation. Formerly, the language was called gilyak, and even nowadays some works utilize this name (tr. Bitkeeva, n.d.). Salminen (2007) outlined that there were only several hundred users of the language. According to the data, presented by Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Federation (tr. Bitkeeva, n.d.), there were 688 speakers of the Nivkh language in 2002. The decline of language speakers is obvious, as the Russian census of 2010 showed that only 198 speakers of the Nivkh language left (Gruzdeva, 2015). Though, some researchers as Ekaterina Gruzdeva (2012) consider the language to be moribund (p. 65), Kibrik, referred by Enthologue, (2000) consider it to be endangered. The Nivkh language has two major dialects the Amur dialect and the Sakhalin dialect (Matthias Brenzinger and Tjeerd de Graaf, p. 9), though most of the language speakers are bilingual. The language utilizes SOV word order (Ethnologue), with eight cases of nouns, and active use of passive voice. The alphabet of the language consists of 31 consonant and 12 vowels. The peculiarity of the language is that Nivkh does…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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  • Palean From Lithos Analysis

    One of the most important assumption is the idea that the Brim River, which separates Palean from Lithos, was a huge barrier to take woven baskets to other places. It is not clear whether this observation is based on either how the river is in these day or how the river used to be. One might wonder if the river was less deep and dangerous in the past due to in other ages the whether could benefit the native to cross the river without using boats. Extreme cold or highest degrees of hot weather…

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  • The Importance Of Environmental Risks In Our Environment

    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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  • How To Prevent Tillamook Flood

    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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  • Lower Onion Creek Flood Analysis

    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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  • Environmental Parameters Vs. Plankton Incidents

    snowpack melt in the summer. During upwelling events nutrient rich ground water would be brought up to the surface layers. If there is a spike in nutrient levels without any rainfall and low water temperature and low dissolved oxygen were observed, it usually implies to upwelling events. Upwelling can be localized and could also bring up the resting cysts of harmful plankton. Upwelling at known hotspots would lead to a bloom event during favorable conditions. A discrete sample was collected from…

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  • Should Dams Be Removed Essay

    Should Dams be Removed? Dams in the United States play very important roles in controlling the waterways and for transportation purposes, but is the destruction of the rivers and surrounding land worth it? Many of these dams do more harm than good to the rivers, and hundreds of dams in the United States are no longer even in use. Not only are they damaging the rivers, but these unused dams are also no longer providing any benefits for rivers or for human use. These unused dams should be…

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