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When languages hit the 21st century

I-am-a-panda
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3/17/2010 2:46:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This topic has always interested me. As technology advances, it becomes more and more English dominated. What I find interesting is that while English seemingly integrates words like 'Origami', 'Deja Vu', etc., words like I-Pod stick out like sore thumbs in languages like French.

It seems as we progress into a new millennium, foreign languages eventually have to adopt more and more foreign English words until it loses its identity.
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PoeJoe
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3/17/2010 4:01:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've thought about this, too.

Here in the Los Angeles area, if you turn on Cantonese radio, the news is full of English. I don't if English will be the language, but I'm sure with more and more globalization, one language will eventually take over ZEE VORLD!!!!!
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Republican95
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3/17/2010 4:40:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Apparently by the beginning of the 22nd century, the number of languages will have shurken to about 100. Compare that with today's 7,000.

As long as they don't mess with Cajun French I'm fine. I'm 1/8 Cajun.
belle
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3/17/2010 11:06:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/17/2010 2:46:17 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This topic has always interested me. As technology advances, it becomes more and more English dominated. What I find interesting is that while English seemingly integrates words like 'Origami', 'Deja Vu', etc., words like I-Pod stick out like sore thumbs in languages like French.

It seems as we progress into a new millennium, foreign languages eventually have to adopt more and more foreign English words until it loses its identity.

its not really a matter of english taking over the world though. english will adopt words and eventually lose its identity too. i think its quite possible that at sometime in the far future there will be one world language, with maybe surviving pockets of "cultural heritage" on the side...
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