wonders of the English language are the success and ease of use of this
language. I can listen to the radio and tell if the speaker is of
Indian descent, Australian, or an American. Generally. Generally since I
can be listening to English man from Britain and learn that his name is
Ravinder Singh. The wonders of the English language are numerous.
super relatives, let's start with "it is the second most widely spoken
native language in the world, the mother tongue of more than 350 million
people, and the most widely taught foreign language, and the
international language of science and business." That is what the
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nglish-language says about English.
has a long and convoluted history. Linguists believe that English has
its discernible origins in 5 AD, when the Anglos, the Saxons, and Juters
invaded England and established themselves. All contributed to the
language and that was the seed of the current English language. Today,
the English language is still picking up words from other linguistic
traditions and adopted the word as its own.
Words like coffee,
which probably evolved from Kaffa region of Ethiopia. Actually this word
is more a global and multi lingual expression than it is an exclusively
English word. It has been adopted by many cultures and linguistic
traditions. It does show how wide the influence of English is or how
English is open to other languages.
One of the lasting legacies
of the Monarchs, explorers, exploiters of England is the dominant use of
the English language. Not the least of which is the written form of
English. For instance, I can read and write English which is not my
first language. People from all traditions can read what I am writing to
a great degree.
One of the problems of English and
globalization is the threat it and other dominant language pose to
hundreds of other languages now decreasing in usage. These are the many
indigenous languages all over the world, such as Karen of Vietnam, the
San language of the Bushmen of Africa, and Kalaliit of Greenland have
suffered decline in use.
Yet for prices of progress and
homogenization of the global village, lots of good things have happened.
English has contributed to understanding and communication of tribes,
villages, nations, and continents. The language is a tool as much as it
is the artistic expression of the like of Shakespeare and Poe.
English language is a wonder in itself. It is relatively easy to learn
and its use can evolve to master status. As it changes the world we live
in, the English language itself changes. The more is become part of us,
the more we own it