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Post Reply Why we (Humans) can't speak one language?
Posted 11/21/15
The tower of babel is a fun little myth.
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Posted 11/21/15
We used to speak one language in the beginning but God punished us with diversity.

Read the story The Tower of Babel

But if you are not Christian then I don't know...whatever created us wanted to have different languages or something...yeah, I'm not making any sense
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Posted 11/21/15
Simply put, even if we all adopted the same language it would soon break off into various dialects and ultimately different several different languages would emerge. Every "English" speaking country has these variations that if left to their own devices would spawn new languages within a few centuries. Examples of these variants of English include: British (A.K.A correct) English, American English, Hinglish or Singlish.
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Posted 11/21/15
I dunno, I kinda like practicing multiple languages, kinda keeps our links to history strong.

I mean, it would be cool if internationally, we could understand each other but even cooler if we all spoke like a whole lot of languages at once for specific occassions.
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Posted 11/21/15
I mean, slang is a thing that shows how language has a tendency to evolve over time, so then isolated languages groups diverge from each other.

There's an interesting article I read somewhere that says that certain languages have advantages in various geographical areas because of science and shit.

Each language seems to have a different mindset attached to it. Research shows that bilingual speakers being asked to describe the same situation will actually say slightly different things in each language.

Also, culture is pretty cool. I'm not about cultural assimilation.
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Posted 11/21/15
inb4 we dont need to anymore w/ way more advanced translation technology
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