• Very useless to have over 6,000 languages

    1. Waste of brain capacity
    we only use about 10% of our brain. So we should really be use
    ing it wisely. I am sure you will agree! There are more useful things in life than languages. Like science and maths. How are the new generation expected to learn, invent and discover new things if languages are taking up a big wad of the space.

    One global language, like english would be more useful for more than one reason. I could list 50. But i only put one above.

  • Esperanto - a common language for us all.

    I am in favor of an auxiliary language, for international communication. Such a language exists - Esperanto. It is a planned language which belongs to no one country or group of states. Esperanto does not aim to replace the world's rich linguistic heritage. Indeed, wider use of the planned international language Esperanto would help to preserve the smaller languages.

    Esperanto may not be perfect, but I've used it successfully in Africa, South America and Europe, and it does the job.

  • A Single Gloabalized Language would Improve Life

    If there was to be a single global language that all the world's citizens would have the ability to communicate easily with individuals from different countries thus creating more equality. If the world was better able to understand each other than there would likely be a reduced amount of conflict because there would be no loss of communication when being translated. A single global language would also prove to be more efficient in the global economy because the worlds businesses and corporations would be better able to communicate.

  • Yes to a Global language!

    Using one global language to communicate would improve life in the work field. It would be easier to simply understand one another if everyone had at least one language that was known all around the world.

    For instance, every country has their own language because of cultural differences and background but in school they are taught another language to be able to communicate with someone of another ethnicity if they needed to. I am an American English student who is learning Spanish, but what if I wanted to travel to Germany and did not known German? I would have to take another foreign language course.

    But, if there were ONE language that we were all taught to speak in school ALONG WITH the language we are accustom to, then everyone in the world would be able to better communicate.

    Posted by: k_s
  • Humanity's next step

    The advent of a global language would lead to world wide communication, countries could become united and work to further the human species rather than work to compete with other nations. Inter species rivalry is seen in many animals such as deer and apes when mating to ensure that the best genes possible are passed on to the next generation. This, however is unnecessary in a species of higher intelligence. Especially not the most intelligent species in the world. Cultural diversity places is an unnecessary clasp on furthering our species. Tradition for traditions sake is very similar to hating for the sake of hating. Very illogical.

  • Beneficial for global peace

    Most of the wars are because of not having proper communication between nations. Countries such as USA and Canada usually have very good relationship partially because of having adequate mutual understanding of each other. This understanding between nations can be achieved when the nations and not only the intellectuals are able to communicate with each other directly.

  • Enough is enough!

    Millions of dollars and million of hours the global community should spend on learning different languages. Most of the wars and conflicts are because of not having proper communications between nations. Countries with the same languages such as USA, UK, Australia and Canada usually have very good relationships. Having a unique universal language is inevitable and will happen sooner or later. It is a question why not have it right now.

  • It will improve life

    If everyone in the world spoke the same language,communication among us would be much easier and we all could express ourselves much clearer.Misunderstanding between languages would be prevented.Sometimes translators can be wrong as some words cannot be translated directly.It would be simple deciding which language to get everyone to learn.

  • A Global Language Would Be Beneficial

    The idea that one country is better than another just because they speak one language would be forgotten. Everyone could get along and maybe even the wars would fade away, eventually. Also, communication would no longer be a problem. Business, travel, and trade would be much easier because we can all talk to each other easily.

  • There Should Be One Global Language

    Globalizing the world language is not possible, but it would be a good thing. People would be able to communicate with ease, and that would lower poverty and increase the work forces effectiveness. Language is a barrier, and removing that barrier would be good for our society. Unfortunately, this idea is not practical.

  • Humans Should Be Able to Get Along Anyway

    One global language would be nice to have. However, humans come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and many cultures. A single global language leads to homogeneity as opposed to differentiation. Verbal understanding would be better, but the diversification of ideas would cease. Darwin's theory of evolution preaches diverse species survive whereas ones that can't adapt fail. Humans need diverse languages in order to move forward with our society in a positive way.

  • It will never work.

    While it seems like it would be nice to have a common international language that everyone could use, language is almost always linked to culture, and different dialects of the world language would certainly develop. This is already happening to English, where speakers from England or the US would have a very hard time understanding what they say in Singapore, even though they are speaking English. So, the global language would just fragment, and it wouldn't be a global language any more.

  • Having the same language won't make world a peaceful place

    There were many wars between people speaking the same language - Tutsi and Hutu in Rwanda, Croatians and Serbians in Yugoslavia etc.
    You know, it won't work at all.
    I don't want to live in a world without any diversity.
    The fact we have so many languages makes the world beautiful.
    We should try to preserve as many languages as we can.

  • Why there shouldn't be a global language.

    There should not be a global language because it would take away from the individuality of the differing countries and their diverse cultures. The world would be bland and if everyone was the same, new ideas and inventions ( I would think) would stagnate. The diverse groups of people in the world are what makes the human race what we are.

  • Why there shouldn't be a global language

    There should not be a global language because there would be no cultural diversity if we all spoke the same language. No new ideas would be thought of and life would be very boring. Imagine you and your family want to go out to eat and you go to an Indian restaurant and all the food choices are the same as something you can get at a normal restaurant. This is what would happen if there was a global language


    If you are a true member of society you would not agree with global language. If world language was true than we would all be the same and we would have a boring world. My collegue Scorpion Remmington and his brother Flash McLovingit have studied the affects on a city that had to learn the language of Njerep. This is the spoken language of Nigeria. All of the inhabitants of village 69 were all similar and culture was loss. So remember kids stay in school and do not support a global language for a better future for our children and generations to come.

  • I don' believe that we need to be equal to have equality.

    I think it will be very sad for people in that future where there is just one language to imaging their ancestry spoke so many languages, which they are all gone. The magic of imaging, of fantasy, of wondering, all that it will be greatly diminished. Language is fundamental to our environment, our social structure, to our family, to our personalities, our physic, our biological, psychological, make up, our spiritual believes. How could we put all the diversity that exist within our planet in just one language?

  • An Imperial Language?

    English in contemporary society is becoming increasingly known as a global language, due to its superiority and wide range of known speakers. Given the numbers who speak English, it would appear to make sense if the world accepted and adopted it as an official language of the planet. However, there are many draw backs to this. English has too many procedures, exclusions and is a very challenging language to learn as a second language. Other languages seem to all have a common format and structure whereas English is unique given the grammar and setup.

    Although there are some benefits to English being an imperial language, the consequences outweigh this, making English seem as a killer language.

  • Doesn't make sense

    Having one world language would mean that everyone in the world would speak that language. There are many reasons why we should not have one world language. Some of those reasons are, different languages are a part of cultural diversity, many people would lose their jobs, and having one world language has already been tried and failed.

    Language is a huge part of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is the cultural differences that exist in the world. Having one world language is a threat to cultural diversity because every culture would speak that language (so the language each culture speaks would no longer be diverse). Someone’s culture/and or language is also a part of their identity. That part of their identity would be lost if everyone spoke the same language. As well as different languages being a part of cultural diversity, many people would lose their jobs.

    Translators/interpreters would lose their job if there were only one world language. There are 3 881 300 translators/interpreters just in Canada alone (www.Servicecanada.Gc.Ca/eng/qc/job-futures/statistics/5125.Shtml). All of those people (almost 4 000 000) and more all over the world would lose their jobs. Also if that many jobs were lost, those people would apply for unemployment payments resulting in the government having to spend more money supporting them. Putting aside the fact that people will lose their jobs, having one world language has already been tried and failed.

    Having one world language has already not worked before. The language Esperanto was meant to be the world language. Right now it only has about 2 million speakers worldwide (http://esperanto-usa.Org/?Q=node/70) even though it was created and introduced in the late 1870s. That language failed (like any new world language would). Some reasons why one world language would fail are because languages like English, French, and Mandarin, are already the languages of important countries and already spoken by tons of people. A new world language would have no country and no speakers. A world language that starts with nothing could only catch on if measures were taken by the government to make it happen (like making it a mandatory subject in schools). This would cost the government a lot of money and commitment. Therefore it is extremely unlikely for a world language to even work and, if attempted it would probably fail like Esperanto did.

    Some people may argue that communication around the world would be easier. That would result in profit and more worldwide trade. I say, for the amount of money the government would have to spend on the project, the economical benefits are very small in comparison. Also there is also a lot of cross-language trade already, even though we do not all speak the same language.

    In conclusion there should not be one world language for reasons such as different languages are a part of cultural diversity, many people would lose their jobs, and having one world language has already been tried and failed.

  • Cultures would be lost

    If we all spoke one language many traditional cultures around the world would suffer because many people wouldn't have the sense of individuality anymore. We would all be similar and the fun of visiting new places and new cultures just wouldn't be the same anymore. Why should some of the most unique cultures be put on the line because someone lacks interest to learn another language? This world is filled with complications but not being able to communicate with someone else isn't one that's a challenge that should be looked upon on as a way to become more united with people you are trying to communicate with.

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