Do you think a majority of humans will primarily speak the same language in 300 years?
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.
First we have to make it another 300 years, that in itself is quite an assumption 😂
300? No. 3,000? Yes
Yes, the 12 left on the planet will all speak the same language #IMHO
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.
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.
Of course it'll be different. Language, dialects, slang etc....it's been changing for years......why wouldn't it over 300 years?!
Is this as a primary language or does a second language count as well
Unfortunately not, but they should
I hope not
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.
That's because it's the current Lingua Franca.
I doubt it.
Was it really so different 300 years ago?
That's very insightful.. but care to elaborate?
Have you read Shakespeare?
Shakespeare is not a good representation of 18th century English. A lot of Shakespeare is poetry, and people did not all talk like that.
We're no longer burning witches. There's a plus.😉
French and Latin had a lot more importance in the western world 300 years ago than they do today as an example.
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..
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.
Google translate and Duolingo arent going to get us to one language in 300 years. Let's make bet right now!
If humans are still around in 300 years, yes.
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.
No, I think the other was. Maybe only texting and no languages at all.
I can barely understand uneducated children from the Government schools now.