Chippy SusanMemberJuly 20, 2021 at 9:59 AM
English has been renowned as the Universal Language since the advent of colonialism. The growth of tourism across the world contributed to the prominence of this language as this single medium would help in communicating with almost everyone around the globe. Although, there exist advantages and disadvantages to having one language in the world which are to be discussed.
A single language all through the world aids in easing the communication among people thereby reducing the gap of age, and status that may be seen in them. Moreover, it helps in creating a sense of oneness so that there can be no discrimination in the name of a language. In addition, the huge crowd of translators and their mistranslations can be avoided when it comes to a world leaders’ gathering. For instance, there were incidents that led countries to war just because of improper translations. The notion of a solitary language can impart confidence in people to face a group in their office or a crowd in public.
On the contrary, language is a cultural symbol that exemplifies the essence and diversity in art, culture, and heritage intertwined with one’s native which could be adversely affected by the idea of a single language. It must also be considered the status of various aboriginal groups around the world who may phase out due to lack of communication with locals of their inhabitance. In fact, many cultural celebrations are tied up with the local language where the translations of related words are laborious and may lose their true sense.
In a nutshell, a single language for the world is rather more close to a utopian idea since it can wreck the uniqueness and diversity in different cultures. However, a universal language like English is definitive as this can create oneness in people along with preserving the native language in its vivid canvas.