Read the following piece of information from The Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal.

Egyptian is now extinct: its history dates from before the third millennium B.C., preserved in many hieroglyphic inscriptions and papyrus manuscripts. Around the second century A.D., it developed into a language known as Coptic. Coptic may still have been used as late as the early nineteenth century and is still used as a religious language by Monophysite Christians in Egypt.

Do you think it is important to preserve languages?

Yes, it is important to preserve languages. Languages are a significant tool for understanding and preserving a culture and its traditions. It also allows one to connect to their roots. Literature is a means of preserving and studying a language.