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What language will be the most popular in the future?   [Copy link] 中文

Post time 2014-9-5 10:11:31 |Display all floors
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Post time 2014-9-5 11:44:03 |Display all floors
youknowhat Post time: 2014-9-4 21:07
then WHY is sooo many divorce cases like if there a SALE is goin on

Divorce is happening because people have started loving themselves more.... they have no patience to compromise and love their partners.

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Post time 2014-9-5 11:44:42 |Display all floors
DMZappa Post time: 2014-9-4 20:09
He probably was a bit tipsy on Trader Joe's two buck Chuck wine.

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Post time 2014-9-5 12:13:11 |Display all floors
the way India's population is exploding , i won't be surprised if Hindi is the most spoken language in the world

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Post time 2014-9-5 12:53:44 |Display all floors
I read something about pan-English becoming the most popular, sort of something similar to singlish (Singaporean English)

As Asia studies English more, and the west begins to study Chinese more, this sort of mixed, half English hybrid was predicted somewhere to be the Language of the future...

Bit like firefly :p
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Where I really want to be
It's already where I am
'Cause I'm already there

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Post time 2014-9-5 13:02:43 |Display all floors
One other point to make, for those claiming Chinese, I doubt this to be true as there are so many barriers to learning the language fluently in a short period of time.

For one, the character system is flawed in the sense that it is not practical to learn. You can sit a seven year old English learner down and they can (if taught how to use the alphabet properly) spell most words, or at least have an attempt at them in a way that a native or veteran speaker would clearly understand what they meant to spell. This is true for most alphabetised languages, but this is not possible for Chinese. I even have teachers here forgetting how to write characters on a board, nevermind seven year olds. There are too few sound combinations for it to be an easy language to learn.  It is very contextual and as such needs lots and lots of practice. Many Chinese children can speak fluently, but struggle to write many of the words they can speak. Alphabet language children can hear a word and should be able to get the spelling of it spot on or at least pretty close.

If you want to see what I mean, pick up your phone, type "shi" and see how many characters appear. That's one sound, with over 50 characters. This makes it difficult.
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Where I really want to be
It's already where I am
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Post time 2014-9-5 19:26:21 |Display all floors
symondsez Post time: 2014-9-4 22:44
Divorce is happening because people have started loving themselves more.... they have no patience  ...

that's a great line from you & i believe so cos i'm a divorcee myself  
a man who uses his hands is a laborer. one who uses his hands and his mind is a craftsman. but he who uses his hands, his mind, and his heart, is an artist...

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