Quote Originally Posted by Underdawg47 View Post
It would be interesting if someone from a different race and culture were to learn a dying language from an elderly person who was the last person to speak it. Should the language simply go extinct? Should the younger people from this ethnic group who didn't bother to learn the language from their elders have a right to sue if someone outside their culture speak their language instead of them?
This is a thing that happens now. And not on a rare basis. We are losing living languages, rapidly.

See Theodora Kroeger; Ishi: Last of his Tribe.

Kroeger was Ursula LeGuin's mother