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International Language: English?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by HorizonTal, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. HorizonTal

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    Here I'm pretty sure they're starting to teach English as a second language even in kindergartens, and anyway most of cartoons for children, movies, books (with all their names) are from the U.S. so the knowledge of this language is spreading pretty fast.

    Is English the language of the future?
    Is it a nice international language?
    Will it replace every other language?
    are you afraid for your own language and culture?


    Personally I'm not sure America's hegemony will last long enough to impose English all over the world, but I think that's a pity.
    It's the easiest, most practical language I've ever known, it has deep words capable of expressing anything without any kind of complex bullshit like conjugations and declinations.
    I like my own language aswell, but I would surely give it up for a global language (imagine how cool that would be!).
    Mine is a strong position, I don't really care about the elegance, finesse and diversity of cultures: just think of the HUGE practical benefits!
     
  2. Koicheen

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    Esperanto would be better. For those who don't know, Esperanto is a language made to be a global language. It is incredibly easy, far easier then English. For some reason, it wasn't "accepted" as a global language for easy communication between people of different cultures.
    I, personally, don't like the idea of everyone speaking the same language. It would be nice if everyone would know English, or any other language for that matter, but only as a "secondary" one.
     
  3. Dark Master

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    1.Maybe, but I think not.
    2.Well, I like it. So, yes.
    3.No. That's impossible.
    4.No, I am not afraid for my own language and culture. Well, I don't like my culture so much.
     
  4. NoAmmoSrry

    NoAmmoSrry

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    I think when we all become old and our children have children the global language will be chinese. And i will be NoAmmo-Son
     
  5. Dark Master

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    NO! NO! That cannot be! You are liar!
     
  6. NoAmmoSrry

    NoAmmoSrry

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    れないのはなぜプリンダークマスター?
     
  7. Dark Master

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    I don't understand, rule-breaker.
     
  8. TheHunterKiller

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    1. Maybe.
    2. Yep, very nice and easy :D.
    3. Never!
    4. Nah.
     
  9. Mechanical Man

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    It's still the most practical language for programming because of short words, no declinations and almost no conjugation. It's a bitch to speak it, but in in programming you just write words, so it doesn't matter.

    Still I speak some other languages better, even though I don't have much knowledge about them, but my tongue knots when trying to pronounce words (still much easier than french)
     
  10. HINDYhat

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    Minitrue mark thread doubleplusungoodthink.
     
  11. Mcasdf

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    That's Japanese -.-
     
  12. NoAmmoSrry

    NoAmmoSrry

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    traditional chinese.
     
  13. Teh_Ephy

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    Q_Q

    :D

    Until you start learning how to write. Almost every grammatical rule has several exceptions, pronunciation is frequently inconsistent (three different ways of prounouncing "ough"; rough, through, thorough). Monosyllabic adjectives like "fun" or "good" can't be modified with -er or -est suffixes, but other words like "great" are just fine. The rule for y to iest (dirty-dirtiest, freaky-freakiest) is completely unnecessary, since "y" has multiple pronunciations.

    It's Japanese.
     
  14. TheDivineBoss

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    Scientists (or rather via QI) predict that over hundred years there will be a language called "Panglish". It's sick.


    INTERESTINZ VIDS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ak5vYS0tvg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eb6xJLrXnI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNJStquFEGk


    WAAH, I can't find the Panglish vid!
     
  15. Hakeem

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    I'm afraid for English becoming the global language. It's my native language and I don't know enough of any other language to speak with any proficiency. The language appears to me to be complete crap. It's like it was made by cryptographer. Is there any practical reason for any of the rules?
     
  16. leet.firefox

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    For the lulz.
     
  17. English is the easiest language ever... All others are uber hard to figure out... Like dutchish (no idea whats its really called)
     
  18. Mcasdf

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    I think it's called simply dutch :p For me who comes from sweden, dutch and german are fairly easy languages. But french is insanely hard >.>
     
  19. Reaper2008

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    Greek is the hardest language in the world, seriously. If you don't believe me, try saying (in greek :grin:)
    Code (Text):

    i see
    i was seeing
    i saw
    i will see
    i have seen
     
    It's
    Code (Text):

    βλέπω
    έβλεπα
    είδα
    θα δώ
    έχω δεί
     
     
  20. Mcasdf

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    Looks like russian a bit :p or is my imagination :S