[Paleopsych] The next world language
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D.
ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Sat Mar 12 16:40:22 UTC 2005
A colleague who is an international business consultant says same.
English is lingua franca everywhere, from Asia to Europe. He said he was
at a meeting with both German and French workers, and they speak English
as the common language. I love English. Here is a great resource:
That said, here is a quiz:
What do you call someone who speaks three languages?
What about someone who speaks two languages?
And what do we call someone who speaks one language?
fluent in English, capable in Spanish, German has almost totally
disappeared. If we could only get a lot of illegal Germans waiting on me
at McDonalds's I could get my German back quickly.
> This is what the world of commerce is speaking.
> see: Netglish
> "Nine out of ten computers connected to the internet are located in
> English-speaking countries and more than 80% of all home pages on the
> web are written in English.
> More than four fifths of all international organisations use English
> as either their main or one of their main operating languages.
> At the moment no other language comes anywhere near English. The next
> biggest is German. But less than 5% of web home pages are in German. "
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