[Paleopsych] The next world language
waluk at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 13 05:41:33 UTC 2005
Thank you for the marvelous link. As far a speaking a language, what
about someone who has knowledge of three but can only speak one? Does
that sound like another American?
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. wrote:
> 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?
> -former trilingual
> 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.
> K.E. wrote:
>> 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. "
>> Karen Ellis
>> The Educational CyberPlayGround
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