Re: [OPE] Congratulations

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Sat Oct 25 2008 - 16:58:06 EDT

on 2008-10-25 22:17 GERALD LEVY wrote:
> The answer (easier done early in life) is to
> become multi-lingual. I, btw, truly hope to see the for day in my
> country when
> everyone is fluent in more than one language. The type of
> internationalism that
> I support is not for a world where everyone speaks English.

I agree with the multilingual part but there appears to a slight logical
slip in your final part. Internationalism can only evolve if there is a
language that is common to all. By historical accident this happens to
be English. Therefore the type of internationalism I support is a world
where everyone can speak the de facto world language. That does not in
anyway mean that native English speakers should not learn other
languages or that those languages are obsolete. Modern India serves as a
fairly good model for the world I think.

//Dave Z
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Received on Sat Oct 25 17:00:17 2008

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