Saturday, January 3, 2015

World Languages – Dr. McWhorter on languages

Many often say, the best thing British did in India during their time as colonial overload was spreading their language. For a country with hundreds of languages, where it is difficult for people from two ends to communicate each other in their own language; English is a blessing in disguise.

What will be the future of languages? Will India have these much languages after 100 years? I certainly don’t think so. Major languages may be here to stay, but it’s very much possible that the ones spoken by very less number of people may become extinct.

It’s very much depend on which language kids will learn. After all it’s very much difficult to learn new language once you reached adulthood.

Here in this article Dr. McWhorter explains his thoughts on the future of languages - What the World Will Speak in 2115 - WSJ

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