• English people and their Language.
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Is there something wrong with speaking english? I had english crammed down my throat (Completly forgot about thai as my first language :v:) and to be frank why don't we speak every language why don't we keep english in england and have america and australia make it's own language that will totally promote communication and understanding :downs:
[QUOTE=Xmeagol;19251174]So here i am trying to learn German, while you guys don't even have a second language, and your english is so shitty that a fucking 4 year old Iraqi child can spell better than you old farts.[/QUOTE] Just so you know, my six year old niece has better grammar than you.
[QUOTE=Electric Eye;19253395]no point snipping, it is chinese. cantonese dialect. whoever disagreed with you is stupid.[/QUOTE] QFT. Also OP, thank goodness we all don't have to learn chinese (yet), it looks a bizillion times harder to learn than english...
[QUOTE=Kanebro;19252968]English is the only human speak anyone needs to know cause it's better then everyone elses.[/QUOTE] What? :confused:
Stop crying, princess.
If you're so good at English OP, then why don't you capitalize your "I"?
I'm very sorry for speaking english please forgive me
[QUOTE=OLLIE!;19251188]So what was the point you were trying to make? English is the most used language in the world, simple as that.[/QUOTE] sorry but The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses) [B] 1. Chinese* (937,132,000)[/B] 2. Spanish (332,000,000) [B] 3. English (322,000,000)[/B] 4. Bengali (189,000,000) 5. Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) 6. Arabic* (174,950,000) 7. Portuguese (170,000,000) 8. Russian (170,000,000) 9. Japanese (125,000,000) 10. German (98,000,000) 11. French* (79,572,000) :derp: [editline]05:32PM[/editline] also this thread made me laugh so goddamn hard :cawg: :xd:
I would fucking pounce on a German language course if my school offered it. But nope, you got learn to Spanish in Texas so you can boss your slaves, French so you can be a artsy douche, and Latin to waste your life. I'm actually taking the oddball Chinese course which we have, but it's alot of remembering and I honestly find im not motivated at all for it. I know more German from movies and video games then my Chinese. The biggest thing is when I went to China and Japan, alot of people spoke english. So I didn't feel too much a need to gain much chinese. [editline]10:34AM[/editline] [QUOTE=Woutsie;19253536]sorry but The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of [b]native speakers[/b] in parentheses) [B] 1. Chinese* (937,132,000)[/B] 2. Spanish (332,000,000) [B] 3. English (322,000,000)[/B] 4. Bengali (189,000,000) 5. Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) 6. Arabic* (174,950,000) 7. Portuguese (170,000,000) 8. Russian (170,000,000) 9. Japanese (125,000,000) 10. German (98,000,000) 11. French* (79,572,000) :derp: [editline]05:32PM[/editline] also this thread made me laugh so goddamn hard :cawg: :xd:[/QUOTE] I like how it says Native Speakers, cause that points out those chinese people that speak english dont count.
Tudd Fudders, Hitler is already dead.
Those numbers don't take into account secondary language. English is the largest secondary language.
OP must be french.
[QUOTE=Xmeagol;19251174] This has gotten me mad, Globalization should not be monolingual, it should be multilingual, as in, learning as much languages as you can, learning cultures, learned history, shit like that.. [/QUOTE] Why should the world not be monolingual? What benefit are we getting from a multilingual society? The world would be much better if it was monolingual, people would be able to travel to other countries and know the language without having to learn it.
[QUOTE=BAZ;19253644]Those numbers don't take into account secondary language. English is the largest secondary language.[/QUOTE] spanish
Seriously though, no-one gives a shit.
[QUOTE=Woutsie;19253623]Tudd Fudders, Hitler is already dead.[/QUOTE] You lie
[QUOTE=PartyPancake;19253661]Why should the world not be monolingual? What benefit are we getting from a multilingual society? The world would be much better if it was monolingual, people would be able to travel to other countries and know the language without having to learn it.[/QUOTE] it's ungodly
[QUOTE=OLLIE!;19251188]So what was the point you were trying to make? English is the most used language in the world, simple as that.[/QUOTE] No it isn't. Chinese is. It's only cos the internet or (WWW) was invented in a english speaking country.
[QUOTE=Woutsie;19253688]spanish[/QUOTE] source?
[QUOTE=Woutsie;19253536]sorry but The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses) [B] 1. Chinese* (937,132,000)[/B] 2. Spanish (332,000,000) [B] 3. English (322,000,000)[/B] 4. Bengali (189,000,000) 5. Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) 6. Arabic* (174,950,000) 7. Portuguese (170,000,000) 8. Russian (170,000,000) 9. Japanese (125,000,000) 10. German (98,000,000) 11. French* (79,572,000) :derp: [editline]05:32PM[/editline] also this thread made me laugh so goddamn hard :cawg: :xd:[/QUOTE] in terms of actual people who speak it, yes chinese is higher (because china is a big fuckin' country), but in terms of countries that speak it english is the most widely spread
[QUOTE=Xmeagol;19251381]You're again, not getting it are you? That's the complete opposite of what you quoted Person 1: Speaks French, German, Spanish, English, Danish and Mandarin Person 2: Speaks Spanish, Swedish, Farsi, english, Finnish and Indian So they will have trouble communicating right?[/QUOTE] Somehow I doubt your average joe will encounter this situation in every-day scenarios... Making learning this many languages pointless.
Ignorance is bliss, baby.
[QUOTE=BAZ;19253644]Those numbers don't take into account secondary language. English is the largest secondary language.[/QUOTE] More people speak Mandarin though.
english is so kickin rad other languages suck
I asked my swedish friend this question and he basically said "if you cant learn english, you're fucked"- and its basically because so many people speak it theres really no point of learning any other language.
i only speak american
[QUOTE=Xmeagol;19251174]I'm tired of you lazy fuckers, I'm serious, the people, in general, are FUCKING RETARDS, we AS A SPECIES have never had so much information on a screen, you literally Google your ass out for whatever you want, learning whatever you want, even fucking whoever you want. So to speak.[/QUOTE] I like how, in a single sentence, he said that we're lazy, retarded, then that we AS A SPECIES can learn whatever we want, whenever we want, before delving into people's sexual relations. I'm pretty sure that by analysing the OP you could find that he rants about almost every subject known to man. So to speak.
[QUOTE=DamagePoint;19254104]More people speak Mandarin though.[/QUOTE] No, more people speak English than Mandarin. More people speak Mandarin as their first language than English.
[QUOTE=evlbzltyr;19254983]I like how, in a single sentence, he said that we're lazy, retarded, then that we AS A SPECIES can learn whatever we want, whenever we want, before delving into people's sexual relations. I'm pretty sure that by analysing the OP you could find that he rants about almost every subject known to man. So to speak.[/QUOTE] Well thank you, i try to multitask.
[QUOTE=Xmeagol;19251174]Why english? Why do we have to learn their language when they probably are clueless to what Esperanto is.[/QUOTE] Why do you mention Esperanto? That only goes against the point you're trying to make. Esperanto was meant to be a universal second language. It was established so that everyone could know both their native language and Esperanto, so they could communicate. Sounds great, huh? If only there was some kind of universal second language in the world today... oh right
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