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The English Language Today

Updated on March 9, 2011

The English language today is one of the most widely spoken and written languages in the world today, with 380 million native speakers. It is the third most natively spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. One out of every six people in the world speak English. It is a beautiful language in its purest form, however, with so many dialogues and accents, a pure spoken English is hard to come by. Yet; it is these accents and different takes on this diverse language which make it so unique. It is indeed a language to be admired.

The language of English began in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England, and spread rapidly to what is now Scotland. Since then it has spread all over the world, and is recognised as one of the most important languages on the planet. However, the language is not completely safe. Aspects of it are under threat. In this age of technology we find ourselves in, the full uncompromised beauty of English is under threat from texting and internet messaging. It is not uncommon to find messages through these forms of communication in a diluted, vulgar form, for example, "how r u?" When the English language is such a diverse, rewarding language, why do we feel the need to ruin its beauty? Is it laziness, or just a plain lack of caring? Who knows? It is one of the main threats the English language faces today.

However, such a strong language will not be hindered by this.This language has survived centuries, and grown into the full formed personification of excellence it is today. There are many ambassadors for this language, with poets such as W.B Yeats, and writers such as J.R.R Tolkien. The amount of talent within this language is vast. The English language has survived many years; and it shall survive many many more. 


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      sreeja 23 months ago

      Ithe information is helping me in my project. Thanks a lot

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      Marcos collado 2 years ago

      English is an awesome and i strongly agree about what was explained on this interesting article. Good article!

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      leah 2 years ago

      wow rly gr8 article!!! ur an awsome writerrrrrrr

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      Rushikesh shriram 2 years ago

      Thank you

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      musa keita 3 years ago

      English is a medium through which we express our thougts and feelings

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      sonam 3 years ago

      English language is the world best language for all prople good article abt the english

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      praveena gautam 3 years ago

      english language is not so difficult as the people think this is very simple lanuage as i know thanks

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      many kaba 4 years ago

      English language is considered as an international language

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      Kumar Paral 4 years ago from India

      Interesting ! Thanks for sharing.

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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

      Good article about the English language. English is my second language and I love it!

      Voted up!

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      im 4 years ago

      i need articales about good and bad effects of english language

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      HumanPerception 6 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you for your positive feedback.

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      kathryn1000 7 years ago from London


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      aslanlight 7 years ago from England

      Bravo! Very well said. The English language is beautiful, complex, fluid and used well can paint exquisite images so it's an art form.