Europe - Borders

Today's entry is special for many reasons. First, because it's the last of the year, obviously. Second, because it is the longest in the history of the blog. And last but not least, it has been written by the formidable Simón Perera, passionate about the languages ​​of the world that today offers us the greatest review of languages ​​in danger of extinction that has ever been written in the blogocosa in Spanish. I hope you enjoy it. You can also follow this entry in Tuíter, in the hashtag # 2017Live. Happy 2017!

December 31, 1999. Around noon, La 2 began the longest-running television show I'd ever seen: The Millennium Day . Me and my father - who for television is more or less like the oil for the water - we would sit in front of the apparatus for almost 24 hours, only interrupted by the family dinner and Ramón García and Nuria Roca giving the chimes in the 1. During all that time, we followed how the year 2000 reached countries around the world, from New Zealand to the United States. Yes, gentlemen, one does not become friqui in one day.

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Years later, server began to be reader of this great blog that you read now. It is a logical tradition to celebrate the New Year with a follow-up of its entry around the world, from the eastern boundaries of the Date Change Line to its western confines. It happened in 2009-2010, 2013-2014, or 2014-2015. Last year we again had border tracking, this time by Twitter, with the hashtag # 2016live.

All this was confabulando somewhere in my brain to inspire me to do something similar. Tour the world as a new year came, with a common thread.

And for this thread, there were two possibilities, my passions: science or language.

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