WIWpodcast44.mp3

This week, we check out a claim that with the aid of a super-computer, it's possible to predict which words will become extinct in a few centuries. We also have a report on the extraordinarily devoted fans of Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. That's followed by a conversation with Eve Kushner, a devoted fan of those Japanese characters known as kanji. Finally, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on his favorite phrase out of Africa: kwassa kwassa. <img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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