MemberJuly 22, 2021 at 8:47 AM
English rose to its present-day prominence and widespread acceptability since the advent of tourism. In fact, some people even believe that English might turn into the only language around the world in time. However, there exist both advantages and disadvantages to having one language in the world which are to be discussed.
A single language all through the world aids effective 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 language. In addition, the huge crowd of translators and their mistranslations can be avoided when it comes to 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 of a region which could be adversely affected by the idea of a single language. It must also be considered that the status of various aboriginal groups around the world may phase out due to the 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.