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the importance of Spanish in the future


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There is actually a great many things in Spanish already. If you look at any government thing there is always Spanish writing whenever there is English and most things have instructions in Spanish, and a lot of projects have Spanish labels. At least there is how it is where I live. The US has no official language but if it did Spanish would probably be listed right after English.

 

Indeed for. For almost all 50 states the second most widely spoken is Spanish with the small exceptions being Louisiana with French and the Dakotas with German. 


"Since we first emerged, a few million years ago in East Africa, we have meandered our way around the planet. There are now people on every continent and the remotest islands, from pole to pole, from Mount Everest to the Dead Sea, on the ocean bottoms and even, occasionally, in residence 200 miles up - humans, like the gods of old, living in the sky."


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^ Is Hawaiian widely spoken in Hawaii?



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Yes. Actually the state is bilingual with both Hawaiian and English being the official language. http://www.languagep...ves/langleg.htm


"Since we first emerged, a few million years ago in East Africa, we have meandered our way around the planet. There are now people on every continent and the remotest islands, from pole to pole, from Mount Everest to the Dead Sea, on the ocean bottoms and even, occasionally, in residence 200 miles up - humans, like the gods of old, living in the sky."


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I think the French attitude to the English language is ridiculous, they literally have a cabinet that decides what new objects and concepts should be called in the French speaking world. The English approach is much less original, but far more practical, if you have a word we like, we just steal it and move on to the next. It's an organic way of growing the language, a bottoms-up approach juxtaposed against the tops-down mechanistic approach used in France.

 

They're just sore that they lost the cultural war for dominance.

 

And as a wise man once said: "There's no French word for entrepreneur."

 

France is not even bad when compared to Quebec.

 

Yeah I looked that up, it's practically linguistic persecution-if such a can thing exist, I've toyed with the idea of moving to Australia, Canada or NZ at some point, definitely not planning on Quebec now.






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