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If there was no English language in this world...

Ranger
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Hello, everybody! How are you?


Let's discuss a very hypothetical situation:

If there were no English in this planet, which foreign language do you think we'd be learning instead, and why?

For me, I think it'll be the tower of Babel all over again :grin:

Kevwe A.

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Ranger
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I think Spanish and/or Portuguese due to colonization. What do you think?

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Ranger
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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

I think Spanish and/or Portuguese due to colonization. What do you think?

That option is if the UK didn't exist... If the UK exists in this hypothetical situation I would say a norse language (vikings)

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Ent
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Martian?

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Ranger
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leosmith wrote:

Martian?

Now that would be something! But wouldn't that mean we'd have aliens coexisting with us?

Kevwe A.

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Ranger
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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

I think Spanish and/or Portuguese due to colonization. What do you think?

How about Rome or Greece?

Kevwe A.

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Hobbit
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Latin would be sweet. But realistically if the UK empire failed we would probably be speaking French or Spanish depending on the results of their war in the 1500s

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