Dennis wrote:Probably they want to teach you Latin so you have to learn only one word that is used in about 5-10 others.
Also the grammar structure is present in almost every (European) language.
dtp883 wrote:Wth? Why? Most developed nations already have large English speaking majorities. Why impose a more complex and currently unused language on them. It would be smarter to force Mandarin, Spanish, or Arabic to be learned since they already have large speaking populations.
And why developed nations? Wouldn't it be harder to force a developed nation to do something. Third World Countries can be influenced much more easily with money. Then again why would developing countries want to learn a complicated language that won't help them prosper in the global arena?
Delodephius wrote:Latin is quite simple really. And another thing, people should learn languages that are more complex than their native ones. And learn as many of them as possible. Humanity at this point is stupid as it always was and I say we should end this. No more simplification and more hard work, and hard studying. Down with the lazy bums!
Delodephius wrote:What I was aiming at was that people tend to look at language learning as something hard and thus refuse to go through it.
If a language seems hard let's learn one that is easier. For and English speaker that would be Spanish or French (just counting those more international ones and which the bulk of the Anglophone population is familiar with). People prefer what seems easier to them over what seems more complex, from the starting point of their own language(s).
I don't like this practice and I don't really know but does this in a way show the signs of a society in which education and learning is not valued enough and only continues with the dumbing-down of people that already know little about other things and not just languages.
Delodephius wrote:Hmm, it seems we diverge on the point of rationality. I personally don't consider important something to be rational in order to do it, no matter how hard. My view is that people should do things on the fact that they are hard even if it goes against their and/or other's interests.
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