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The Language that Everyone Will Know

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Started: 2/17/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MolecularBird06

Pro

I believe that it is a good idea for a language that everyone will know.
debater99

Con

I accept this challenge.
Debate Round No. 1
MolecularBird06

Pro

Having a language that everyone will know would be a good idea. A language that everyone would know could help tourists and businesses. When a tourist goes to a foreign country, he or she wouldn't need a translator. Instead they could get the information from a local. Also a standardized language can help business. For example if a foreign customer came into a shop it would be useful if the customer and employee could speak in the same language so the employ can help the customer.
debater99

Con

As I said before:

Language is the system of words and signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings toward each other [1]. It is part of a culture and part of who you are. Some people speak English while others speak Russian. There many languages and to substitute that with only one language takes away a HUGE piece of your culture and your uniqueness.


Come to think of it, it is probably impossible to make 1 new language that everyone will know. It’s not because of the words, grammar, pronunciation, etc., but because of the people who will actually speak the language. Seriously, who will actually give up their own language just for a new one? Leaving your own distinct language would leave so much history and culture behind.


Let’s just say that somehow the language is accepted and eventually becomes the language that everyone knows. With the new language, many jobs can be lost. Businesses and websites that focus on one language (ex. Spanish) and teach it will shut down. Why you ask? Well, because Spanish is a dead language now like all the others so no one speaks it. Remember there is only one language that everyone knows. Language teachers that focus on one language will also lose their jobs. Also every single interpreter would lose their job. This actually would be major ingredient in the increasing unemployment rate.



[1]-http://www.merriam-webster.com......


Debate Round No. 2
MolecularBird06

Pro

"Language is the system of words and signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings toward each other [1]. It is part of a culture and part of who you are. Some people speak English while others speak Russian. There many languages and to substitute that with only one language takes away a HUGE piece of your culture and your uniqueness."

Well, the language that everyone would know could be a secondary language, just because everyone knows it, it doesn't need to be a primary language. For example if you go to India, many Indians know Hindi as well as English, this preserves the cultural identity, yet allows them to speak to tourists.

"Come to think of it, it is probably impossible to make 1 new language that everyone will know. It"s not because of the words, grammar, pronunciation, etc., but because of the people who will actually speak the language. Seriously, who will actually give up their own language just for a new one? Leaving your own distinct language would leave so much history and culture behind."

As I said earlier, the language does not need to be a primary language, it can be secondary. I would like to come back to my point about Indians who speak Hindi and English. These two languages have extremely different grammar rules and pronunciation. I speak them both, and they are extremely different, but I am fluent enough in Hindi to speak with Indians when I visit India. Also I would like to point out we don't have to make a new language for everyone, people can learn one of the major languages of the world such as English.

"Let"s just say that somehow the language is accepted and eventually becomes the language that everyone knows. With the new language, many jobs can be lost. Businesses and websites that focus on one language (ex. Spanish) and teach it will shut down. Why you ask? Well, because Spanish is a dead language now like all the others so no one speaks it. Remember there is only one language that everyone knows. Language teachers that focus on one language will also lose their jobs. Also every single interpreter would lose their job. This actually would be major ingredient in the increasing unemployment rate."

Again you are assuming that no one would want to learn there original language. Most foreign language teachers wouldn't lose their jobs. Also interpreters could still be useful for people who don't want to speak with locals. Many people don't hire interpreters anyway. When I go to foreign countries, I don't see interpreters waiting to be hired, in fact many people won't visit a foreign country if they don't know the language there. Also interpreters could be hired more instead as more people are willing to go to counties that they never wanted to before, knowing that they could communicate with people. Some of them would likely want an interpreter who could help conversations flow more smoothly, it is impossible for all the locals to speak fluently in secondary languages.
debater99

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
MolecularBird06

Pro

Vote Pro.
debater99

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by MolecularBird06 2 years ago
MolecularBird06
sure
Posted by debater99 2 years ago
debater99
Molecular Bird, I'm out of town and very busy. Can we do this later?
Posted by MrSykoCat 2 years ago
MrSykoCat
Oh, that would be nice wouldn't it? But you see, how the f**k do you think you could get something like hat to even work? Really? It's seriously impractical to try to teach every single human being one language.
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