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French language and hipocrisy
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Windarossa



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Universe wrote:
Human history has been preserved by historians for a while now..All aspects of it...For it is history, which includes culture, which is lost time, precious not only to those directly involved, but to the future generations for knowledge of where their society came from. We can all learn from history, and past cultures...So if the minority regions stated above are unique in the aspect of "culture" then by all means I believe their customs and way of life should be preserved...



I agree completely.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But evolution is what makes, who we are
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:33 am    Post subject: Reality Check Reply with quote

English is growing in dominace, at the same time that french is disappearing, because it is a flexible, efficient, effective language. You need only compare the thickness of dictonaries to see this. I agree, obviously, that Chinese is spoken by more people but have you ever seen a Chinese language keyboard? Ouch, this is not efficient. Therefore, chinese is unlikely to become dominant outside of China. Within this sphere of the world, it is interesting to note that Singapore is adopting english as its ONLY offical language.

In its flexibilty, English will happily adopt new words from any language if they efficiently express a unique new concept or object. It doesn't need an offical bueacracy to condone new words (like french).

As for the preservation of culture, sure I'm all for preserving culture, but don't ask me to do the preserving of your culture. Isn't that a bit elistist? The world is loosing its cultural boundaries due to technologies. The strong cultures will survive, the weak will fade. Tough reality but nevertheless true.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arretons les conneries (bullshit) , l'anglais doit dominer parce qu'il est plus efficace?? et la subtilité du langage qui constitue le propre de l'esprit humain, de l'intelligence vous en faite quoi? il est absurde de vouloir effacer les autres langues sous pretexte qu'elles sont peu parlées ou qu'elles ne sont pas efficaces...mon opinion est que l'anglais est une langue bonne pour rédiger des modes d'emploi, des notices techniques et autres choses concises sans plus...pour le reste, on a le choix!
la pensée est différente si elle s'exprime en français ou en anglais, c'est en fait la confrontation de deux modes de reflexion qui constituent deux blocs antagonistes, dont l'un domine injustement , et je pense que ce n'est pas le meilleur, je vis dans un monde dominé par la pensée anglo saxonne qui n'est pas la mienne, je m'oppose donc à cette vision du monde provenant principalement des USA que l'on tente de répandre dans les têtes des gens...
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch your language
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

French is not a disappearing language. There are many countries who use French as their official language, or one of their official languages. French is also used in many organizations - such as gymnastics organizations. The manual for gymnastics which contain the difficulties a gymnast can choose from is in French, English, and Russian. French is highly utilized still for diplomatic purposes and other things.

As for preserving a particular dialect, it is difficult to do, and unfortunately, many dialects eventually die out. However, there are many areas where dialects are preserved very well, such as Africa. (I'm referring to dialects in general)

I think it is important to preserve culture, even if it includes dialects, because it gives people a sense of 'being'. They are able to associate themselves with a particular group, unlike Americans who can seem to be left out of any such conversation. Americans do not have a lot of cultural, and whatever "culture" we do have, is tightly held onto.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all, it has been interesting reading, this is an interesting topic.
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