the interesting idea... the start of this project... the conversations to come

I'm a member of Post Crossing, the internet site for postcard exchange. I sent a card to another Post Crosser, Ilona from Germany. She asked that people tell her which magical power they would like to have. Her question really made me think!

In turn, I thought it would be an interesting project to ask people to pose Thought-Provoking Questions. I would do my best to answer with my opinion, and I would encourage others to add theirs.

And, so was born this blog! I hope that it will be the home for many interesting conversations in the year ahead!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Esperanto, anyone?

Vitor and Rose, from Brazil, wonder about communication:

If the whole world has to speak only one language and the chosen one wasn't yours, would you learn it?

I guess there'd be no choice... it almost seems that we are on the verge of that now. Languages are dying out at an astonishing rate, and English (in all its forms) rolls along like mad.

Now, here's a wrinkle on this thought: What if the chosen language were not a verbal one?

1 comment:

  1. I would prefer all the languages of the world to survive. For a unbiversal second languiage I would prefer widerr use to be made of Esperanto.