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    why english is used as international language ?

    why english is used as international language and not other languages ?

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

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    why english is used as international language and not other languages ?
    Why is English and not other languages used as an international language?

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

    A question that has been debated for many, many years. There is no easy answer, but considering that Britain once had an empire that encompassed 75% of the globe, therefore exerting influence on the great majority of the inhabitants of the planet, and further, being such anexpressive language, it really is no surprise. Is it?

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    A question that has been debated for many, many years. There is no easy answer, but considering that Britain once had an empire that encompassed 75% of the globe, therefore exerting influence on the great majority of the inhabitants of the planet, and further, being such anexpressive language, it really is no surprise. Is it?
    Yes,it is. Luckily I studied history very well at school. And English is my favourite language. Though my native tongue is much easier to study, because we have 39 letters in our alphabet and we read what we write.

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Yes,it is. Luckily I studied history very well at school. And English is my favourite language. Though my native tongue is much easier to study, because we have 39 letters in our alphabet and we read what we write.
    Well we only have 26 and we write what we read

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    …and the point is ….

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

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    Well we only have 26 and we write what we read
    Not always. Some letters aren't normally pronounced in English.For example The word "apple" has 5 letters and only 3 sounds in it. But the same word in Armenian has 5 letters and 5 sounds in it. ( kn n dz o r ).

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

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    …and the point is ….
    I don't know

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    because learnig english does not need that much of hard working as german or french.
    as you know, german has a lot of SH/CH/X
    french has Q and spanish and italiano have E at the end of every word.

    another reason is that engsh is used in many many many countries over the world.

    and the third reason, if Italiano (for example) was the universal language, again everybody wondered why italiano is the universal language :D

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    Re: why english is used as international language ?

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    and the third reason, if Italiano (for example) was the universal language, again everybody wondered why italiano is the universal language :D

    Quite right Matilda, someone has to be first.

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