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'Language Diversity' Stamp by xZaknafeinx 'Language Diversity' Stamp by xZaknafeinx
English isn't the only language on earth, and it's not the only language that music, literature, etc. appear in.

A little diversity won't kill you, and there's no need to hate something just because it's not your language.
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RensKnight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
As a lover of foreign languages, this stamp is cool. :)
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Inion-an-tSneachta Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
It never is! English is just awful!
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Ass9999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Romance languages are formed from a far more logical way than English. Words come from roots using affixes, while in English they have random origins and no connections. Words in English just don't relate. If you learn Latin and start joining prefixes and suffixes, it becomes a whole new game, far more interesting than random and nonsensical words.

Then there are those cases like "oval" and, obviously, "ovo", which in English is "egg", but without "eggal". And I could go on and on with hundreds of cases where Romance consistency and familiarity of words wins tremendously.
Oval, ovo/egg.
Aquatic, aqua/water.
Accord, concord, corage, cor/heart.
Unique, union, un/one.
Language, linguistic, lingua/tongue.
Terrain, subterranean, terrestrial, terra/land, to atterrate/to land...
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Caradepato Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Bem dito! 
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PhrogSpawn258 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want sign language to be taught in schools, because to me it makes more sense to be able to communicate with everyone in your own country than with people in countries you may never visit. I do enjoy learning Spanish though.
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forester10 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I agree! Sign language is cool
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DaBair Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can think of some advantages that non-English languages have over English. Non-English first names are usually MUCH prettier than English first names. Many other languages also sound prettier, especially Italian and French.
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skelet0nne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks UvU
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Remember Goethe's Faust. In German, itt's better.
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops... I mean it's...
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Still, Norwegian is the most beautiful language.
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forester10 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
nice oppinion there
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Often English is the best, because it has a very vaste vocaboulary.
If you listen songs in italian (for example), words seem written in a random way, because italian vocaboulary is quite poor.
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Marktheawesome Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I hate going on Spanish videos on YouTube and seeing "English plz" in the comments. :-/
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Valandria Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, English is not the only language on earth, but I think it is one of the most beautiful languages on earth :)
I hate my language... God, why do I have to be German :iconcryforeverplz:
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Are you kidding me.

Deutsch ist die beste Sprache.
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KantankerousKitten Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's so weird to me because I am American, don't really care for English, and absolutely ADORE the German language! :D We're very different, you and I. XD
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AMMYtheWOLF Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I wanna learn Japanese or Swedish :meow: All my school has is fucking Spanish, Chinese and French. :stare:

V Ignore that comment lolol
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izaruhime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I speak Japanese and I'm learning Norwegian. My family used to live in Japan(military reasons).
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clawstarandashheart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Gah. I agree so much. At least you have some diversity, we only have Spanish! :stare:

I JUST WANT TO LEARN GERMAN DANG IT.
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AMMYtheWOLF Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Only.. Spanish..

Really no offense to someone, but I do not want to learn Spanish... at all. xD

German sounds cool too. ;A; Why can't they give us good languages to learn. :c
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clawstarandashheart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I know. Not all of us are going to oblige to the mexicans who do not wish to learn our language... I do not wish to learn theirs! I plan on going to Germany anyway.

I wish they would. QAQ
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DinaSan1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Gosh, I like music in so many languages~
Russian, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Arabic...
Yeah...@_@''
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Maddy31400 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this stamp! I hate how people think English is the only language. Yes, it is widely spoken across the world, but it is not the only one. I'm learning Polish right now also since I'm Polish c:
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irneen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
english is grammatically one of the worst languages anyone can learn... it's way harder than lets say french. But it's very userful.
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elecxra Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
And it never hurts to learn about English before judging it.

Some retard told me Spanish was more widely spoken then English :|
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
While it definitely isn't always the better language, it is the main language used in a very large economy, even though that economy is pretty crumbled right now. So as a way to make the market accessible, people learn English. This doesn't mean language diversity is bad, though, just that there are often reasons why English is used as commonly as it is or, perhaps, why people are clinging onto it too.

At least this is my thoughts on why. I personally think that learning more languages is fantastic, since it removes language barriers between you and a ton of other people, along with your mention on music, literature, shows and et cetera. :meow:
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
We meet again.

Even though English is very powerful, it lacks some modularity and logic. It also lacks purity. But the thing I'll give it is that it can be very expressive and it lacks genders, making it easier.

I like German since it has a tidy writing and word building system and it has many cool words. It is also very pure, so its structure stayed more stable than English did.
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Indeed, we do.

And out of curiosity, I just want to know on what you mean when you say English lacks modularity and logic, along with it lacking purity. In part, it's because I don't understand what they mean in the context of this topic. =/
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Well, it's less lacking logic and more lacking tidiness/neatness. English, as a human language, acquired it's vocabulary over a long time from many languages and those words aren't always brought in consistantly and the same rules don't always apply. For example, Germanic words can be merged, but Latin words can't, like "windhome" vs. "ventilationhome".

Oddities in English can be hard to see, but they're there.

For example, won't = will not... wait, where the hell did "o" come from?

Many people think it isn't a big deal, but I laugh when a person who claims to be a perfectionist doesn't consider linguistic factors in his/her life.
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Ah, I see. Thanks for explaining it for me then. And now thinking about it, yeah. Where the hell does that "o" come in?

And for your last paragraph, I sometimes consider myself perfectionist at times, though never truly am 100%. Though for someone to claim to be a perfectionist all the time, you're spot-on when they'd have to consider every single factor, inclusive of linguistics.
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anikasgubim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I speak portuguese and english (at least enough to understand something hahaha). Nowadays I'm learning japanese and intend to learn irish and german <3
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck; those languages are quite tough!
Portuguese is wonderful :heart:
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Thestudierofthearts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am learning and I speak shitty German.

ich lerne spanisch jetzt und ich sprache scheissdeutsch schon, ich vergesse alles des deutsches, so ich wirklich brauche deutsch mehr uben.

I am forgetting all of my German so I really need to practice German.
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
German is indeed hard. Four years of studying and I still f*ck up the adjective endings and the genders. But it's still my favorite language and it will always be.
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KidsOnTV Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true, but it's the only language I speak fluently.
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SkyeBennett Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Diversity is what makes the world colorful :D
My mom says that I'm born in America, and I'm Filipino, with some Spanish, Chinese, and a bit of Italian blood
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RojaEspiritu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup exactly, I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese and very proud of it! I'm currently learning a 4th language :) But if you speak English don't feel ashame to speak the language because of this all languages are beautiful.

:)
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BTIsaac Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
As a matter of fact, of all the languages I'm familiar with, English is probably the second most underdeveloped and primitive language I know of, as well as the second youngest. (the first one being Romanian).

It's virtually impossible to work with it because every time you translate something into English from a much more complex language, much of the content is lost. Really, I translate into English for a living and it's a pain, because I sometimes have to rewrite entire sentences, sometimes break them into two or more, for them to make sense in english.

I'm begining to think the only reason it's so wide-spread is because an eight year old can learn it in less than four years just by watching television.
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, I heard that English is one of the hardest languages to learn: [link]
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BTIsaac Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Yes, that explains why half of the civilized world speaks it as a second language.
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I guess....
I also heard that English has a rich history to: [link]
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
As do other languages. :icondashwhateverplz:
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good point.
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I want German to have the position as the scientific language as it once was before English stole its spot. German is more fit for the job, anyway.
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Um? I guess...
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BTIsaac Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
That hardly surprises me seeing how much it changed in the past 1000 something years. There was plenty for recorded history to remember, whereas the history of many other languages was more or less forgotten, by the time they were first written down, and didn't change that much since then. Old and even middle english requires an interpreter to be fully understood, while I can recite the Funeral Sermon from the Pray Codex to a 10 year old, and they would have no trouble understanding it.
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Gurt-B-Froe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting.
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InesMaria Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Agree ! :bow:
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