Language plays an essential role in human beings’ life because we would not be able to converse with others without there being language. Universal language is created with a view to removing language barrier and making it more convenient for people around the world to communicate. However, in my opinion, universal language cannot replace other languages for some reasons.

 

First of all, a mixed variety of languages which currently exist is one of our richest possessions in this world. Languages that we use today have gone through a long process of emerging and becoming sophisticated. Therefore, apart from being a communicating tool, a language also represents its users’ culture as well as tradition and history of the country where it is spoken. As a consequence, when current languages are replaced by a unique universal language, rich cultural and traditional values will easily fall into oblivion and disappear.

 

Secondly, there are also some difficulties in creating a universal language. Universal language is for everyone world-wide; therefore, it must be convenient for people to learn and speak. However, creating such a language is not an easy task. Moreover, there will be controversies about the creation of universal language because people from this country will probably not see eye to eye with those from other countries. Therefore, people may not stop arguing when forming a universal language, let alone accepting its replacement to their own languages.

 

In general, despite its advantage of removing language barrier, universal language, which may develop arguments during its creating process, also makes it difficult for people to conserve their tradition and culture. Therefore, there is a little likelihood that universal language will replace other existing languages.

Views: 4503

Replies to This Discussion

i think universal language wont take it's own shape in future,too. The reasons are listed as fallows:1.how can we require people from all over the world to dress the same cloth?it's impossible at all!! As for the impediments in the process of creating a universal language,i think just like the climate and the temperature are quite different in the every corner of the world,how can we dress the same cloth both suitable in winter  and summer?                    hope that you can correct it!o(∩_∩)o haha

you can simply say that "I share your opinion" instead of "i think universal language wont take its own shape in the future, too.

U said, "the reasons are listed as follows: 1....". I can't see the second reason.

The reasons are listed as fallows follows:1.how can we require people from all over the world to dress the same cloth (It doesn't mean "costume", cloth is what we made clothes from)?it's impossible at all it is not possible at all !! As for the impediments in the process of creating a universal language,i think just like the climate and the temperature are quite different in the every corner of the world I think it is just like different climate patterns in different parts of the world, how can we dress the same cloth both suitable in winter  and summer?

Your reason sounds very vague to me, I must say. In academic writing, we don't use such a metaphor (saying "different clothes", "different climate" to refer to "different norms" - that is "metaphror").

We should say things directly. I guess you meant "each country has its distinctive norms, so there cannot be any universal language which covers/ embraces/ includes all these norms". Is it?

                  Pay attention to sentence structures and word use. Be careful in your spelling ^^

RSS

© 2014   Created by Josef Essberger.

Badges  |  Report Member  |  Terms of Service