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originally posted by: crayzeed
One of the maddening facts that rile a lot of people and is generally ignored(on purpose) is that the English language is the language of the future. That statement alone will elicit quite a few posts from all those people trying to defend and keep their native tongues and dialects alive. Come down to the bottom line, the language of the airlines is English, the language of space is English but more importantly the language of technology is English. So if you want to learn a different language just pick a place that your more likely to go on holiday and learn that language. As for Chinese or Cantonese it's strictly for the Chinese. So they have the numbers in China but that does not make the grade.
originally posted by: ScientiaFortisDefendit
Italian is good, not useful, but it is a romance language, which opens to e door to all of them - Spanish, Portuguese, French, Klingon. I have heard that when you learn one, the rest of those come much easier.