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kusmar asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 months ago

Which of the following language(s) should become the official language(s) of Humanity?

English, Chinese or Spanish?

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  • 8 months ago
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    Spanish. It's the language of poorer people and would give them an advantage, and it has vocabulary and grammar in common with Portuguese, French, English, Italian and other languages, making it easier to learn. It's also less imperialist than English. Chinese is an easy language but the number of people who can speak it other than the Han is too small for it to be truly international. One solution might be to *speak* Spanish but write it in hanzi.

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    • fdf8 months agoReport

      " Spanish is the language of poorer people " this is the reason as to why so many people claim that Spanish is " easy ". In their limited minds , people who speak Spanish are " brown " " poor " " dumb " so their conclusion is " Spanish is very easy " .

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  • 8 months ago

    Language of humanity cannot be binded among languages in such way.

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  • 8 months ago

    What do you mean by 'should'?

    And how do you imagine you could enforce it anyway?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    None of those should be treated as "more equal than the other languages"

    There are almost 7000 languages in existence and all the ethnic ones deserve to be kept.

    If you want everybody to be able to talk with everybody, you need to choose a non-ethnic one as "the" world-language, one that's easier to learn than any of the ethnic ones.

    Until something even better comes along, I support Esperanto for that role. Esperanto can be learned in a few hundred hours, while Mandarin or English requires thousands

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  • 8 months ago

    The six official languages of the United Nations are Modern Standard Arabic AND Mandarin Chinese AND British English AND French AND Russian AND Spanish.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    None of the above!!!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    There should never be just one official language of all humanity. And all three of the ones you suggest are already official languages somewhere in the world [but not in the United States, which has no official language].

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    • RE
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      "The United States" usually refers to the country, right? Not the states or territories, political representation to the contrary notwithstanding.

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    English first, then Spanish.

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  • 8 months ago

    English what other language is there?!

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  • Kaz
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    As I don't speak Chinese or Spanish, I'd hope that it would be English.

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