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There are roughly 5000 or so languages in use in the world today There have been grandiose plans by people in the past to create a universal language for the world One example is a language published by Dr L L Zamenhof over 100 years ago called Esperanto meaning One who hopes This language has no culture attached to it it was created for the sole purpose of world communication Not many people have even heard of this language let alone use the language at all It sounded great to Dr Zamenhof to create this language Im sure but lets look at how realistic it is Could this world one day have a functioning universal languageLets for a moment set aside the fact that there are thousands of languages spoken all over the world Could it be feasible to get everyone on the same sheet of music per se Maybe we could use a smaller scale Let us use the United States for example Better yet Old Dominion University We have many factors that need to be taken into account The three most prominent could be age groups ethnicity family and friends I think everyone has heard the saying that you cant teach an old dog new tricks In this case the dog would be humans It may not be that you cant teach them but maybe they just dont want to learn If someone has been speaking a certain language or even in a certain way his or her entire life who are we to ask them to change Maybe a certain way of speaking or language is a persons heritage Who are we to ask them to forget it We all have certain words and phrases that we use amongst our family and friends Could someone ever stop that from happening Language is something that cannot feasibly be regulated Id have to say that yes a universal language could have its conveniences One
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