In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may transcribes the dying Kanakanvu language spoken by 80-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena in the mountain village of Dakanua, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, the dedicated linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may transcribes the dying Kanakanvu language spoken by 80-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena in the mountain village of Dakanua, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, the dedicated linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may transcribes the dying Kanakanvu language spoken by 80-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena in the mountain village of Dakanua, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, the dedicated linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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