priyaMemberJuly 23, 2021 at 6:57 PM
Undeniably, English is the most popular and spoken language in this world. Some believes that because of the growth in the travel and holiday business, English language is conquering the every nook and corners in this contemporary world. This will eventually leads to English being the only lingua franca across the globe. In this essay we will see the merits and demerits of having a universal language.
One of the evident benefit of having one common language is that it will make communication easier and will avoid unnecessary misunderstandings. This concept will also bring people all around the world together. For instance in India, politicians are taking advantage of the people’s affinity to their respective mother tongue and creating altercations among different communities thereby politicizing their language sentiments. If English is the only language spoken, then these unnecessary political dramas can be avoided. Universal language will also aid in improving the economy at international level as this removes the language barriers among countries thereby paving way for smooth and trouble free trading.
On the other hand, making one language predominant will lead to disappearance of other languages which have more values and rich cultures in it thereby destroying the diversity in the world. Culture, language and history are interlinked blocks and these are the identifications for many human beings. With the death of any language, the culture, the traditions and the history of that community will also disappear. Without diversity this world will become a mundane place to live thereby killing the tourism and the tourism based economies.
Language is the one that defines and groom the human being by its rich and varied heritage. Though there are few advantages in having a one language system, we will be completely losing all the regional languages and their varied heritage.