View Poll Results: What do you think of the fact that languages are dying out?

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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Irish is not the official language I was told from an Irishman recently. If everything in Ireland is spoken in English then their language may too be slowly dying out!
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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    I personally don't care, but I do think that it's a good thing because common understanding among people is a net positive. If we all speak the same languages, we can all communicate and lack of communication is a major factor in a lot of the world's problems. I'm not particularly enamored with culture, I think that culture ought to continue to evolve and change and improve and bad cultures, cultures that can't make the cut in the modern world, they ought to die. Good riddance to them. We need to keep moving forward, not cling to the past.
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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Quite a few Catholics do use Latin, eh?
    Not that I know of. But--nota bene- attorneys and physicians and horticulturalists/botanists, and other researchers and educated people do.

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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    My kids are all taking Latin in school. It isn't a conversational language but it's an awesome language. I studied Latin in HS and kicked ass on my verbal SATs because of it. To this day when I don't know what a word means I wonder if it's from the Latin, and find that it usually is, and then I can figure it out.
    And whether they think about it, people use Latin every day...whether they're drawing a per diem or serving on an ad hoc committee or offering someone a quid pro quo or writing "for example" or "that is to say" in abbreviated form as e.g. and i.e.

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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    And whether they think about it, people use Latin every day...whether they're drawing a per diem or serving on an ad hoc committee or offering someone a quid pro quo or writing "for example" or "that is to say" in abbreviated form as e.g. and i.e.

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    A lot of that has just been adopted into English. Latin isn't a conversational language today, it's just bits and pieces used in other languages.
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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    I didn't claim it remains a conversational language; I said it's used every day.

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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I didn't claim it remains a conversational language; I said it's used every day.
    Except it isn't, it's become English-ized. Those are just English words derived from Latin.
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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Except it isn't, it's become English-ized. Those are just English words derived from Latin.
    They are Latin words used in an English context, if anything.

    1ad hoc adverb \ˈad-ˈhäk, -ˈhōk; ˈäd-ˈhōk\Definition of AD HOC
    : for the particular end or case at hand without consideration of wider application

    Origin of AD HOC
    Latin, for this
    First Known Use: 1659


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    Re: Languages are going extinct. Good, bad, or indifferent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    They are Latin words used in an English context, if anything.

    1ad hoc adverb \ˈad-ˈhäk, -ˈhōk; ˈäd-ˈhōk\Definition of AD HOC
    : for the particular end or case at hand without consideration of wider application

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    First Known Use: 1659


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    All of English comes from other languages, just like virtually all modern languages. It doesn't matter where it started, it matters where it ended up. Latin didn't survive as a spoken language, only fragments of it survived elsewhere.
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