Many people around the world learn English. They believe English has importance. Not only Americans hold this view, but apparently even people in
China, India, and Japan. Most people already speak it as a second language or they currently learn it.
Mandarin Chinese looks unsuitable for an International Language. It has many characters - more than a keyboard can handle. Even if you download a
problem to facilitate typing it, you still must type the words with The English / Latin Alphabet and then it will turn into the character. Having 24
letters to type words seems more efficient; and yes, I know some languages even have less and their language still functions properly.
I had faith in Esperanto, but now, it does not appear to be growing in number of speakers. It always looks like only a few thousand (2,000 - 3,000)
learn it. I hoped that the promotion of Esperanto on The Google Website and Translator will increase awareness or people would like the idea, but it
did not. The number of speakers remain around the same. Yes, I know that there are speakers all around the world, but the common people do not care to
speak it and it is not even being promote amongst the common people as a good idea. They would much rather learn Spanish or French or Japanese or any
I used to argue that certain characters of The Esperanto Language did not have much support on technology (special programs needed to type on the
computer - missing letters on typewriters, game-boys, and other technologies), but that argument does not seem good because in comparison to Chinese
which has about 3,000 to 6,000 common characters, this seems much more easy.
A website as evidence that people still care to learn English around the world as The Internation Language:
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