Q- Some scientists say that humanity might speak a common language in the future. Do you think this will be good or bad for the society?
A- There is a chance that in the future everyone will speak the same language due to the growing popularity of various languages. Despite the fact that there are a few benefits, I think this is a generally unfavourable trend.
On the one hand, it is obvious that a common language might break down geographical and cultural obstacles to communication. When the globe shares the same language, this would lead to fewer misconceptions created by people using different languages to transmit their thoughts. People may work for foreign companies, visit exotic locations, or reside in another country without experiencing any severe communication challenges, which would have a positive global impact. By bridging the gap between various demographics, a dominant language can help create a world community where people can coexist peacefully.
On the other hand, I argue that the aforementioned benefits are offset by potential drawbacks. Primarily, the diverse culture that makes human civilization interesting would be lost if everyone spoke only one language. When a language is marginalized, a complete way of life may die with it, which includes history, conventions and social etiquette. For instance, certain minor and indigenous languages in Africa are in danger of extinction due to the widespread usage of English. Without deliberate steps to conserve those languages, society might witness the extinction of the complete civilization that has emerged over the course of human history.
In conclusion, even if there may be a number of advantages to a universal language, I firmly believe that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.
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