A language for everyone

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There are roughly 5,000 or so languages in use in the world today. There have been grandiose plans by people in the past to create a universal language for the world. One example is a language published by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof over 100 years ago called “Esperanto,” meaning “One who hopes.” This language has no culture attached to it; it was created for the sole purpose of world communication. Not many people have even heard of …

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…universal language? Even if we had a universal language, there would be different dialects no matter where we went. People would still use code words within their circles, whether it is a community circle, family circle, or circle of friends. Language is part of what makes us unique individuals. If we take that away or try to make us all the same, what would be interesting anymore? Bibliography 22 years old freshman at Old Dominion University