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Re: "Anglofixilization" (was: Re: Stick looping videos)
I know this sounds cliche, but as far as I'm
concerned, music is the only universal language. We
all speak different languages for a reason, though,
I'm not sure what that reason is. I always thought it
was cool that other parts of the world had their
languages and cultures. If one travels abroad, I feel
it beneficial to learn the language and learn the
cultures and traditions, it proves very educational.
I guess what I'm trying to say is if English is
becoming the globally acceptable language of
communication, I think it's just as important that
English speaking people also learn the languages of
other countries, call this my two cents on trying to
avoid the whole "ugly American" stereotype, because I
am one of those people who has never been afraid to
keep learning, even at my age. Ironically, I spoke
fluent German several years ago, however, I've
forgotten more than I remember.
--- Per Boysen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 29 sep 2007, at 04.46, Raul Bonell wrote:
> > 6 million people and our mother tongue
> > continues disappearing...
> Yes, it seems the planet is slowly coming together
> with English as
> the common dominator. In my little country of birth
> we're only some
> nine million people, but since a decade even
> journalists on the
> national level media channels "speak English" but
> with Swedish words.
> I mean borrowing typical phrasing and allegories
> from English instead
> of using the Swedish equivalence. This phenomenon
> first happened here
> three hundred years ago as the upper classes used to
> borrow from
> French and even speak French instead of Swedish. But
> this time it's
> happening at all levels of the society and that's
> why I believe it
> won't stop until every person on the globe speaks
> Pidgin English,
> Engrish or whatever the local tweak might add.
> I do welcome this linguistic evolution.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
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