• 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.

  • We shouldn't have a global language.

    If we have just one language, so much will be lost from all the other languages. As languages are lost and die off, the information and culture contained within that language is also lost. All the history is also lost. Our ancestors thoughts and ideas are all embedded in language, so in a way we lose the connection with our ancestors.

  • Nightmare to implement

    It would be a nightmare to put into practice, and even then people cling to their native tongues as it is a link to their personal identity. There is a language supposedly created to link all languages in the world. It is called Esperanto and there are only about 2 million speakers in the world. It simply doesn't work.

  • A global language will simplify the human brain

    With around 7000 different languages still existing it forces human brains to think, which in return develops the brain. However, if there was only one global language, it would result in a less trained brain and the world will eventually become more stupid. This is something we do not want, because the world is becoming more advanced in basically every aspect: tech, science, things, social processes etc. Today, things develop inversely with the human brain. In the future it will lead to more stupid people who have a simplified brain that are working in a more complex world. That means there will be less smarter people and eventually they will die out. Who is going to handle the complexity of the world? Without any action taken it would lead to a global disaster. Having one global language would speed up the process, therefore it's a very bad idea.

  • One universal language takes our spectacular cultures we share in the world

    The planet should be full of multi culture and religion to spread the diversity and love. Also the world would be at the utmost boring level and no one would enjoy their lives. I personally love learning languages and then I can interact with others and learn their religions. So let’s keep the diversity in our planet earth.

  • Culture dudes we need culture!

    We need culture come on guys get it right multiple languages so you can impress your friends. It is great so you can have a very wide dating range for all you picky people searching for love. You can also pass it on to your kiddiewinkies so they can impress their friends and lovers also.

  • No to global language!

    We dont need a global language because we have translators. Translators will go extinct just like the dinosaurs did if we have a global language. It will also diminish cultural diversity, which won't allow people to be who they are or be proud of what language they speak because they will be speaking another language.

  • Certain people speak languages that are more advantageous than others, and if they were to be extinguished, then those advantages would be gone.

    People who speak a certain language tend to have specified advantages over others. The economist Keith Chen says in his paper “The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Evidence from Savings Rates, Health Behaviors, and Retirement Assets” that languages called “futured languages” (like English) make the future seem far away and less important, while “futureless languages” (like German or Chinese) make the future just as important as the present, grammatically. A trait Keith Chen found in people who speak futureless languages is they tend to think about the future more when making decisions, like saving versus spending money, or thinking about the negative effects of smoking before trying a cigarette. Chen has also linked this to how much a person exercises (29% more likely) and their likelihood of becoming obese (13% less likely). This is just one example of important advantages we would lose if languages were extinguished. Other languages have advantages, as well, and it would be hard to pick just one language that would be the most beneficial to keep and discard the rest.
    Language is a big part of culture. The specific words derived from certain cultures tend to stick to others, making them irreplaceable. Sometimes, there just happen to be words that don’t have meanings in others, making a term that would be lost if all but one language was exterminated. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook translates the word “spaghetti” to “little strings”, and “marinara” is an Italian sauce made with tomatoes and herbs (212). So, seeing “little string pasta with tomato-herb sauce and meat spheres” is not the same thing as reading “spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs”, because the word spaghetti is more culturally meaningful, especially to Americans, than any other word for that specific type of pasta. Another example of a word that is important culturally is the word “hygge”, which, according to Mental Floss, is Danish for “the pleasant, genial, and intimate feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with close friends”, and happens to be Denmark’s mantra (Demain, Edwards, and Oltuski). Without the Danish language, this word would not exist, which seems like a small loss, but if a person thinks about all these little words and terms that are exclusive to certain languages that would be lost, then it seems bigger.
    Getting everyone to abandon their native language and adopt a new one isn’t possible. According to Business Insider, “...At one point, there were some limited number of languages among groups of people that had some amount of geographic proximity. It could have been relatively easy for one language to emerge then. Everyone could have spoken the same mother tongue, and things could have stayed that way until now. But that didn't happen.” This means that at one time, all the humans in the world were geographically closer together, and spoke similar languages.Then, if someone wanted to get everyone to abandon their language and learn a new one, they'd have a better chance; they'd be nearby.

  • Global language is better

    Wars occuring between USA and Pakistan is because there is not a same language, countries having same language have a better relationship between them than those whose are different. In future there wouod only be one language from whom we will get a better job as it would be easier to communicate with each other.

  • No to global language!

    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 talk´s about diverse species survive when ones that can't adapt fail. Humans need diverse languages in order to move forward with our society in a positive way. There are approximately 6,500 languages still alive and imagine all those 6,499 languages disappearing and one of them is yours so I think there should not be only one language on earth.

  • Why fit in

    Why do we need to fit in why. I like speaking my own language and I enjoy learning new ones. Also for some cultures language is among the most important aspects and losing it would be a huge blow. Many people now wonder. It is sad that latin is a dead language it was so nice. In a hundred years: A pity there is no russia It was intresting to know.

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