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  • Mansi

    January 18, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Communication is the key to every civilization. Throughout the world, countries not only have a distinct culture but also a different language altogether. Many people argue that with the rise in international tourism, English will soon be the only language spoken worldwide while others have a firm belief that every language has its roots embedded too deep to be vanished so easily. In this essay we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of having a single language throughout the world.

    Discussing the advantages first, If we know that the same dialect can be used throughout the world, communication will become much more easier. We can travel around the globe with the knowledge of a single tongue. Moreover, understanding foreign literature would become far more easier and more pleasurable. For an instance, all the vedic Indian literature is encrypted in Sanskrit and it takes years of understanding of the vernacular to finally understand those writings. Having a single language throughout the nations will make these writings more approachable. Thus, having a single language throughout the world makes communication and understanding of historical writings an easier task.

    On the contrary, there are several disadvantages of having a single dialect worldwide. Firstly, this will indirectly lead to a loss of cultural heritage. A country’s history is not only known with its stories but also with the languages they are stated in. With limited use of other languages, these histories will be lost in the dark. For example, a little is known about the Dravidian history just because its native language Tulu is not spoken by enough people. Secondly, the weaker sections of the society will not have enough resources to learn a new mother tongue. Thus, for them communication will become harder. Therefore, having one language worldwide does not seem to be a good option if we consider protecting our cultural heritage as well as prosperity for all sections of the society.

    To conclude, having the same tongue worldwide can make communication easier for a majority of people who have the resources to learn it, however, the poorer class of society with limited assets can not benefit from the same.

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