View Poll Results: What language will we speak in 125 years?

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  • Chinese

    3 8.11%
  • Spanish, central american

    1 2.70%
  • Hindi

    0 0%
  • English ( We will never give in!)

    21 56.76%
  • Japanese

    0 0%
  • African American Vernacular English

    1 2.70%
  • the average american will know 4-5 languages

    1 2.70%
  • Gaelic (We all come to our senses and realize that this is the best language)

    5 13.51%
  • Arabic

    1 2.70%
  • other (state and give reason)

    4 10.81%
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Thread: What Language will we speak?

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    The US will be speaking english that has been influenced heavily by Spanish and Chinese.

    With English being a dynamic language it absorbs new ideas and words from other languages as the need arises, with no language police to keep it pure it will continually change
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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    English with really bad Aussie Accents. =)

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    We'll have augmented reality language-translation in just a decade or so, where someone can speak to you in any language and the subtitled translation appears on your glasses or contact lenses. I can't imagine that the concept of "what language will we speak" will even have any meaning in 125 years.
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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    We'll have augmented reality language-translation in just a decade or so, where someone can speak to you in any language and the subtitled translation appears on your glasses or contact lenses. I can't imagine that the concept of "what language will we speak" will even have any meaning in 125 years.
    Star Trek Universal Translator anyone?

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    In America or even where you live if you think it will change, Due to globalization, immigration, war, and other factors what language do you think we will be speaking in 100-125 years?
    It will probably be english, but in a form that is much different than what we speak today. One of the beauties of the English language is that it will coopt words from other languages and still be called english. So even if another language gains dominance, we will just adopt the useful words and keep going.

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Star Trek Universal Translator anyone?
    Technically Kandahar will be right, but it will achieved via an ear fish.

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It will probably be english, but in a form that is much different than what we speak today. One of the beauties of the English language is that it will coopt words from other languages and still be called english. So even if another language gains dominance, we will just adopt the useful words and keep going.
    True enough. English is constantly changing. Just look at the difference between American and British English.

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    It will be English, but an evolved version of English.... Somebody will read this site and think how proper and sophisticated we all sound, like Shakespeare. He invented words too.

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Esperanto!

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    Re: What Language will we speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Rwwaaarghhhh graaaawwwggggg wwwwrrrrraaaagghhhh.
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