- Scott K.
- Encinitas, CA
- United States
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Is the extinction of languages beneficial or harmful, avoidable or inevitable.
Statistics show that half of all human languages become dead languages every generation. This rate of decline presents us with the eventuality that humans will one day speak only a few, or perhaps one language. This would be a huge loss of culture and history. However, less diversity could prevent war and avoid prejudice.
Closing Statement from Scott K.
As the world becomes smaller, cultures merge and languages are lost. This is merely a byproduct of progression. As with all progression, we must respect and record the past while looking to the future. The loss of native speakers is inevitable but the language can be preserved. Besides, a universal language would be more efficient, peaceful, and convenient.