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originally posted by: mysticrecluse
I hate how morons feel the need to tear apart other people's hypothetical threads. This is a neat thought-provoking question. My aunt always said we (as Americans) would be speaking German had we not won WWII. I don't know if that's the case exactly, but would German be the international language? Maybe Japanese? (Doubtful on the latter).
Anyway, considering the idea that WWIII might be fought between at least Russia and the US, I would say we still may be treating English as the international language. I mean, you've got Britain, Australia, Scotland, Canada...It's not like English would lose all grasp as the leading language, and it's already got a foothold as most countries' second language.
...Otherwise, I'm not sure. Russia is huge, but I feel that the language is very confined within their borders. Maybe I just don't get out enough.
originally posted by: RealTruthSeeker
The title pretty much says it all. What language do you think we would have to learn? Or do you think it wouldn't matter? I've been thinking about learning a new language, but I want to learn one that would most likely keep me alive. I know languages change once another country takes over, so I was just wondering what would be most likely language we'd have to learn?
What's your thoughts.
From 2011 to 2015, China’s share of content online has decreased 39%. Partly this is due to the fact that the majority of the Chinese population is not online (in December 2013, only 46.6% was connected to the internet).
The Next Web created an infographic in 2010 that concluded: “in five years, Chinese will be the dominant language online.” Needless to say, they were wrong. It seems like people are confusing language with people — yes, a large portion of the internet population are Chinese, but they are creating a tiny amount of content in their native language.
Percent of web content, 2011
1. English (57.6%)
2. German (7.7%)
3. Japanese (5%)
4. Chinese (4.6%)
5. Russian (4.1%)
6. Spanish (3.9%)
7. French (3.4%)
8. Italian (2.1%)
9. Portuguese (1.6%)
10. Arabic (1.6%)
Percent of web content, 2015
1. English (55.5%)
2. Russian (5.9%)
3. German (5.8%)
4. Japanese (5%)
5. Spanish (4.6%)
6. French (4%)
7. Chinese (2.8%)
8. Portuguese (2.5%)
9. Italian (2%)
10. Polish (1.7%)
“American movies, music, television, video games have wide audiences…So far China’s success in this realm has been very limited. Chinese films, Chinese television shows, Chinese music doesn’t have a huge following outside of China.”
originally posted by: yitco
What's the language cockroaches use?? Those will be the only things left if America loses