One of the rarest languages in the world

Pirahã

What I try to imagine as this man speaks this rare language is his mother speaking it to him as a child, singing it to him, and this language being like a song of the Amazon forest, being resonant with the life of the forest itself.

And here is a video in which a linguist discusses a word in the Pirahã language that means “to go in and out of the bounds of experience.”  This is truly fascinating.