Saying that something is "lost" generally implies you re speaking of something that belongs to the past. In that sense, talking is not "lost", it cannot be, as we use it daily.
However, it certainly is not considered and honed as an "art". It has mostly been reduced to its most basic communication functions. For everyday uses, give me this, at what hour is the dentist, you can make do with a vocabulary of 100-150 words, and simple subject-predicate sentences, and most of the people just stick to that. Of course language can do a lot more and go further and deeper...
The cause of this situation, in my view, is that we ve moved from a society that was more verbal to this one that is more visual. Visual is quicker and more immediate, but it is also more superficial. I m more verbal than visual myself (¿perhaps because I caught the final breath of the previous culture?), so I d prefer going back to verbal, but I also think that things happen for a reason and, if maybe people s preference has moved to pictures and icons, it s because in the previous period words were taken too seriously, and a lot of wrong things were done in their name...
· 3 months ago