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Do you think a majority of humans will primarily speak the same language in 300 years?

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Inthebackofacar
05/17/17 6:42 pm

My guess is that eventually we will all speak

The language with the most people (Chinese)

The language in the most countries (English)

Or make up a completely new one.

LazySteelworker USA
05/17/17 2:59 am

First we have to make it another 300 years, that in itself is quite an assumption 😂

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BigPhatPastor Jefferson Hills, PA
05/16/17 8:42 am

Yes, the 12 left on the planet will all speak the same language #IMHO

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/16/17 6:39 am

No. Humans will continue to speak the language of their birth, but most if not all will learn a second universal accepted language for better communication with the rest of humanity. What language will it be is anyone's guess? English is the leading contender now. We all might be using universal translator phone apps.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/16/17 5:46 am

There has always been bridge language, like Jews speak Hebrew & Aramaic, or Romans spoke Greek & Latin, it will probably continue with people in the future.

Amykl Temecula, CA
05/15/17 9:08 pm

Of course it'll be different. Language, dialects, slang etc....it's been changing for years......why wouldn't it over 300 years?!

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adamw Ohio
05/15/17 7:22 pm

Is this as a primary language or does a second language count as well

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CoffeeNow CCP virus
05/15/17 4:09 pm

Unfortunately not, but they should

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dudley northern Virginia woods
05/15/17 3:57 pm

Probably some form of English since it's the language of economy, science, and travel. It's also the most malleable language, easily accepting change and new words from all sorts of strange sources. Something for everyone.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/15/17 5:10 pm

That's because it's the current Lingua Franca.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/15/17 2:35 pm

Was it really so different 300 years ago?

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MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/15/17 2:39 pm

That's very insightful.. but care to elaborate?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
05/15/17 2:43 pm

Have you read Shakespeare?

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/15/17 2:53 pm

Shakespeare is not a good representation of 18th century English. A lot of Shakespeare is poetry, and people did not all talk like that.

krayzewolf New Hampshire
05/15/17 4:17 pm

We're no longer burning witches. There's a plus.😉

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/15/17 5:11 pm

French and Latin had a lot more importance in the western world 300 years ago than they do today as an example.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/15/17 5:37 pm

Yes, colonization also played a role in that.. Nonetheless, humanity was very diverse back then, we are still diverse today, and 300 years from now.. Still probably won't all speak the same language..

krayzewolf New Hampshire
05/15/17 5:46 pm

Except now the Internet exists. This is a game changer when it comes to connecting with people globally in real time.

Some of us remember life before the net, as well as watched it evolve.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/15/17 5:47 pm

Google translate and Duolingo arent going to get us to one language in 300 years. Let's make bet right now!

EarlyBird Portland
05/15/17 2:27 pm

If humans are still around in 300 years, yes.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
05/15/17 2:23 pm

No, but I do think the vast majority of the global population will be consolidated into 5-6 lingua francas, possibly English, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, and a standardized language for the Indian subcontinent.

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rons on top of the world MA
05/15/17 1:51 pm

No, I think the other was. Maybe only texting and no languages at all.

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cowboy Dog Lives Matter
05/15/17 1:40 pm

I can barely understand uneducated children from the Government schools now.

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