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International Communication. Why English?

Postby TalkingPoint » Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:39 pm

Do you think that English is the best choice for an international language? Why? Why not?
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Postby birrel » Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:02 pm

Hi all,

I don't think that English is the best choice for an international language. Indeed, there is no alive language which meets this purpose, since languages are divided in dialects and every dialect has its own forms of pronunciation, vocabulary, slang, etc... I know that there are some fields which need a unique language, for instance business, and in this case English takes on this role. However, mostly this English is too simplified as well as fractured, very far from the native speakers's.

Cheers

kathy

English is one of the Choices.

Postby kathy » Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:37 am

I think English is widely spoken nowadays that's for sure but it doesn't have to be the only tool for people to communicate. If you have a penpal from another country which might inspire you to talk to your friend in his or her language. That is more funny.
I'm a native Chinese and Chinese is the language becoming more and more important. Chinese has the largest spokers in fact!
If you like I can help you with that!
A sincere person,
Kathy

hang

Postby hang » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:47 am

in my opinion ,english isnot a best choice .because in the word there are many another language .english is a language very popular in many nations.

Guest

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:13 am

Just a guy wrote:I don’t think the choice is ours to make personally so we’ll have to just go along with whatever choice the world community makes.



It's true, except for those places where English was imposed by the British Empire.

We cannot choice our mother tongue, therefore we cannot choose the international language. We have to accept it, we like it or not. But we have to realize that English is a language which is basically led by two countries, the US and the UK, and the rest of the English speaking countries, like Ireland or African countries, are considered as "inferior" speakers whose English does have no prestige. Many people in Singapore learn British or American version of English since Singaporean English is absolutely disdained. If this one happens to native speakers, I am sure it will be worse for non-native speakers.

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moi

internationnal communication why english

Postby moi » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:26 pm

Hello everyone,

:evil: I know english is the most popular language.
It's in this aims, I learn english.
But the human had created some (artificial) language, the most known is 'experanto'.
I think, its utilisation must be easier, and more equality between all the nation.
Bye.

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:59 pm

HI

:D Who says that people from other countries like Ireland and Wales are seen as having an inferior english.What a load of rubbish, being Welsh I have never had any problems in America or England, rather the opposite in fact, people prefer the accent and the vocab. GET A LIFE.
Anonymous wrote:
Just a guy wrote:I don’t think the choice is ours to make personally so we’ll have to just go along with whatever choice the world community makes.



It's true, except for those places where English was imposed by the British Empire.

We cannot choice our mother tongue, therefore we cannot choose the international language. We have to accept it, we like it or not. But we have to realize that English is a language which is basically led by two countries, the US and the UK, and the rest of the English speaking countries, like Ireland or African countries, are considered as "inferior" speakers whose English does have no prestige. Many people in Singapore learn British or American version of English since Singaporean English is absolutely disdained. If this one happens to native speakers, I am sure it will be worse for non-native speakers.

See you

French Guy

We want French

Postby French Guy » Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:03 pm

:( , I would prefer that the french language became the most popular language around the world, because I'm a french guy and it's easier for me to speak french.
But I understand that english speaking is today the most wide-spread for several reasons.
During the last four centuries the UK was the first colonial country, therefore the english language is now known by practically all the big nations. It's why it's a wise solution to approve the english language as the most popular.

(his teacher says)
However it should be remembered that at the time that the british empire was expanding so too was the french. It was perhaps only by the luck of history(France not wanting to push for colonies in india, france pulling out of america, they made perhaps not the best choice by concentrating on Africa, and of course Napoleon losing at Waterloo) that we go to McDanalds and order a Big Mac. It could so nearly have been La Grande Mac.
Donc Voila Quoi

costadina

why English

Postby costadina » Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:21 pm

:!: I believe that when the time came for countries to decide on an international language, Engllish was chosen . It was something that was voted on, not forced upon us. If English was chosen, it was probably because either the English speaking countries had more influence, or "power" , or just that it was a language that was already widely used anyways.

serviceboy

Postby serviceboy » Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:14 pm

I do hate English,for it does not strictly change its form as French does.
I always misspell some words.French, in my opition is the best language in the world. Why so many people nowadys have to learn English? NOt for England is rich,but for America is rich.

serviceboy

Postby serviceboy » Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:28 pm

Hi everyone
I do think English is the best choice for international comunication because so many people around the world are using English as a tool of communication,and me is included.I learn English as my a tool of getting more and more knowledge .I find English is very good. There are so many English films,books and newspaper, even the Internet are using English mostly.

rosett76

International communication. Why English?

Postby rosett76 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:59 am

Hello all,

I know english is widely used nowadays. We can see it everywhere in the Internet, labels of each product, bussiness correspondence...

I think it can be international communication because of its simple and widely use already. We don’t have to pay much to teach people and to create another.
How about love, can we use it? No, there are many melodie languages like Italia, french.... In this aspect, native languages cannot be replaced. Being vietnamese, i like my tongue very much. If you want to try, i am very happy to help.

Write to me: hong_tt@hotmail.com

See you.


    eclub777

    Re: International Communication. Why English?

    Postby eclub777 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:14 am

    [quote="Talking Point"]International Communication. Why English?

    Hi all,
    I don't think that English is the best choice for an international language. But may be English the most reasonable language all of us can use more easier than other languages. English is language of business. Learning English is, in my opinion, is easier than other languges (eg: French).
    But, I love my mother tounge language and try to learn English to use it to communica with people from other cultures.
    Mai

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:19 am

    To me, French is easier than English, since I am French :)

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:13 pm

    birrel wrote:Hi all,

    I don't think that English is the best choice for an international language. Indeed, there is no alive language which meets this purpose, since languages are divided in dialects and every dialect has its own forms of pronunciation, vocabulary, slang, etc... I know that there are some fields which need a unique language, for instance business, and in this case English takes on this role. However, mostly this English is too simplified as well as fractured, very far from the native speakers's.

    Cheers

    eclub777

    why?

    Postby eclub777 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:46 am

    In my viewpoint, why chose english because the historical reason, we can't change it. But I believe that if one country's GDF is higher than US & UK, so english will be substituted.

    eclub777

    Postby eclub777 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:49 am

    make corrections: it's "GDP". I'm typed error letter "GDF".

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:51 am

    Hi mates.
    i am really confused about the language we speak now, except ypur mother language.So, everybody know that what is it ,yeah/ Definitely, English. If anyone can tell me why we should not get speak English as a second language, i will tell you the contract 8)

    sahar

    kindly

    Postby sahar » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:02 am

    serviceboy wrote:Hi everyone
    I do think English is the best choice for international comunication because so many people around the world are using English as a tool of communication,and me is included.I learn English as my a tool of getting more and more knowledge .I find English is very good. There are so many English films,books and newspaper, even the Internet are using English mostly.
    :lol: :D :o :P :) :wink: :? :( :cry: :x :roll: :shock: 8)

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:00 am

    Why not? :?:


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