Originally posted by arpgme
I understand that English is a mash of Latin/French and German, but, considering the fact that Romance Languages (Spanish, French, Italian) are most
popular, excluding English and Mandarin Chinese, should German languages be used for the root words of this language or Latin/French?
I guess this is a Philosophy about one world language...
English is the most used language, as far as the world goes, but it is probably the worst language. English, quite frankly, is a horrible language
and it's the only one I speak. It is inferior to other languages in so many ways, which is why the elites want everyone to speak it.
Consider the word "love" for instance, in Greek there are four different words to express four different kinds of love, but in English there is only
one, so when we say "I love my wife" and "I love apple pie" the difference in the type of love must be either already understood or inferred in
some way. We really have no way to describe the difference between love for our wife and love for food without going into further detail, so the
language is really inadequate for describing things properly. That is why English was considered a "vulgar tongue", because it is not for
intellectuals, but for commoners. There are tons of words in Latin and Greek and other tongues which have no English equivalent because our language
The way English is, you pretty much use a word to communicate something which must further be interpreted by prior knowledge picked up in the culture.
That's why it is so hard to learn! Also, we have so many homophones which means you have to pick up on the context of the discussion or you won't
even know what the individual meant when they said, "We were on the plain." Does that mean they were on level ground, on an airplane, or standing
on the tool?
Then there is all of the slang we have in English. Someone unfamiliar with English slang can get really confused when you call one individual cool
and hot in the same sentence.
In any event, our language is getting worse. We are dropping words like mad and half the time people don't even use full words anymore. People are
starting to use abbreviations and TXT talk. If a universal language evolves it will probably be a very primitive language that makes even less sense
than the one we have now.
I forsee a future where punctuation and spelling is completely lost. We will have computers doing that for us, so all we will need to know how to do
is pronounce words, and eventually we might not even have to do that. Writing will be lost forever, as our computers will automatically translate our
speech, and eventually computers will simply take the information directly from our heads, so we won't need to speak either. I strongly believe that
just like everything else, we will give up our independence and self-sufficiency for convenience and so eventually we won't even be able to
communicate with other people without being able to afford our monthly bill for the computer chip in our head. If you try to drop out of society it
will mean death because not only will you not know how to make, grow, or pick your own food, but you won't even know how to read, write, or speak
without the State's assistance. Dropping out of society will mean certain death and a complete loss of companionship aside from maybe grunting at
each other and cuddling.
And we'll call placing our self in that situation, where we are completely dependent on artificial things for our natural survival, evolution and
progress! It's gonna be great!