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Should we, Anglophones, like the Spaniards and the Frenchs, have a Academy for our language?
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What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.
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Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.
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Well English is a mutt of many language's and many rules of other language's are stuck Heck I hated seeing french schematics the have there own set of symbols there a pain. But France is been a pain for over hundred years now. Here in the US why not go to the metric system it a wast not too.
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English could use an academy, since too many people can't speak it correctly.
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orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Language is an organic entity it evolves according to the times and the memes that affect society. The English we speak is different than the English that was spoken in the Middle Ages. An attempt to centralize such a concept with standards would be a futile and pointless gesture.
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Yes the you urban speech i sometimes need a translator. but Creole now that hard. Here I am spout off and i mangle The Languuis gramer and spelling. But talking boy I just find it sad How many shirmp'e do you want or breast'st I going to look at TV or do you feel me. It sad out there
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Well, if one doesn't exist then go ahead and make one :/
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Posted 6/9/10
How about (it) or (that) maybe, shehe maleshe
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orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Isn't that the role of British Council? Although now, they are more focused on culture then language. And, what is more precise answer to your question, people who make Oxford dictionary are taking care of that stuff (language). As for the grammar there are more then few old and modern editions, but there is a central body (I don't know which ministry, though), tasked with reading and approving those grammars. And there are also tons of societies tasked with that specific cause. Am I off the subject here?
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blancer wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Isn't that the role of British Council? Although now, they are more focused on culture then language. And, what is more precise answer to your question, people who make Oxford dictionary are taking care of that stuff (language). As for the grammar there are more then few old and modern editions, but there is a central body (I don't know which ministry, though), tasked with reading and approving those grammars. And there are also tons of societies tasked with that specific cause. Am I off the subject here?


There is no official body to say: 'Thus is proper' or 'Thus is improper'. The Oxfordian only record English as it is at the present stage, and add in words or lingos that are oft-used by the times, whereas an official body could say 'Thus isn't proper, and should not be accepted to any standard dictionary' or 'Thus shall be a word' like the French Academy.
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Hawker wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Language is an organic entity it evolves according to the times and the memes that affect society. The English we speak is different than the English that was spoken in the Middle Ages. An attempt to centralize such a concept with standards would be a futile and pointless gesture.


Although it has changed little grammatically and orthographically snice the 18th century, the changes resulting mainly from lexicon. Thus, the educated masses snice are left to regulate themselves with the precedents of our frill-wearing, wigged ancestors as thier guide.
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orangeflute wrote:


blancer wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Isn't that the role of British Council? Although now, they are more focused on culture then language. And, what is more precise answer to your question, people who make Oxford dictionary are taking care of that stuff (language). As for the grammar there are more then few old and modern editions, but there is a central body (I don't know which ministry, though), tasked with reading and approving those grammars. And there are also tons of societies tasked with that specific cause. Am I off the subject here?


There is no official body to say: 'Thus is proper' or 'Thus is improper'. The Oxfordian only record English as it is at the present stage, and add in words or lingos that are oft-used by the times, whereas an official body could say 'Thus isn't proper, and should not be accepted to any standard dictionary' or 'Thus shall be a word' like the French Academy.


So whats wrong with that ?
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Allhailodin wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


blancer wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


Hawker wrote:

What would be the point?

English is already the dominant language in the world and is the lingua franca of trade and business.


To create propiety in the language. If we let the language go as it is, unhindered by regulations provided by a central linguistic authority, then the language will be degraded.


Isn't that the role of British Council? Although now, they are more focused on culture then language. And, what is more precise answer to your question, people who make Oxford dictionary are taking care of that stuff (language). As for the grammar there are more then few old and modern editions, but there is a central body (I don't know which ministry, though), tasked with reading and approving those grammars. And there are also tons of societies tasked with that specific cause. Am I off the subject here?


There is no official body to say: 'Thus is proper' or 'Thus is improper'. The Oxfordian only record English as it is at the present stage, and add in words or lingos that are oft-used by the times, whereas an official body could say 'Thus isn't proper, and should not be accepted to any standard dictionary' or 'Thus shall be a word' like the French Academy.


So whats wrong with that ?


With no established authority there is no rules, and no rules mean that there is anarchy and disorder in both written and conversational language.
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Posted 6/10/10

orangeflute wrote:


With no established authority there is no rules, and no rules mean that there is anarchy and disorder in both written and conversational language.


i feel ya, brother. Jejemons are taking over our language in the Philippines. Save your language before it happens to you.
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