Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mother Tongue

As much as I love airports, the amount of time I have spent in them has shown me they an example of the genocide of hundreds of languages by the English language for example there are more people in China learning english than there are people in the United States. On a recent trip via Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, everything was read or done in English. Only a month before they were doing the safety briefing in both English and Dutch but now it was just in English. As much as I appreciate the need for a universal language of business, I am a budding linguist and I find it quite sad that these fascinating European languages are potentially on the way out.

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