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Old 03-20-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Pues no lo hables.

 
Old 03-20-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Nahuatl is still spoken in parts of rural Mexico and perhaps in parts of Central America. Why don't you then try to make an effort to learn that language? Nahuatl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 03-21-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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I was born in El Salvador but I refuse to call Spanish My language. It's the language of Spain. Before people from Spain arrived, another language was spoken, Nahuatl was spoken, the name of the country was changed to El Salvador, before it was known Cuscatlan. My parents talk to me in Spanish, I respond back in English. English is also not my language. My language died many years ago after Spain took over. I refuse to speak the language that was replaced in the land where I was born, so I have communicate in English. I hate how people assume you speak Spanish just because you're Hispanic. They should realize that not everybody has accepted this as their language.
sooo.. what makes you unique? I don't think any country today retains their "original" language. Just think, they don't speak Latin (or whatever came before that) in Italy, Aramaic (or whatever came before that) in Israel. so deal with it. El Salvador is officially a Spanish speaking country (government conducts business in Spanish) so its safe to assume a Salvadorean will speak Spanish.

If we all chose to speak only obscure "original" languages, global commerce and diplomacy will suffer. So count your blessings you and your countrymen speak a language (no matter how contrived the agony of having to speak it) that is common in many other countries.

Dramatic much?
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I was born in El Salvador but I refuse to call Spanish My language. It's the language of Spain. Before people from Spain arrived, another language was spoken, Nahuatl was spoken, the name of the country was changed to El Salvador, before it was known Cuscatlan. My parents talk to me in Spanish, I respond back in English. English is also not my language. My language died many years ago after Spain took over. I refuse to speak the language that was replaced in the land where I was born, so I have communicate in English. I hate how people assume you speak Spanish just because you're Hispanic. They should realize that not everybody has accepted this as their language.
Do you speak nahuatl now? You know there are a lot of related languages still alive and kicking and you can learn those first and then work hard at reconstructing related languages. Put your beliefs where your mouth is.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Even English isn't Englands original language!
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Do you speak nahuatl now? You know there are a lot of related languages still alive and kicking and you can learn those first and then work hard at reconstructing related languages. Put your beliefs where your mouth is.
But that would require initiative and not bitter complaining
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I think the OP should put his/her life effort into reintroducing this ancient language to the world.
I think it'd be funnier if the world became monolingual with a language that was newly introduced and was a derivative of Spanish
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I think it'd be funnier if the world became monolingual with a language that was newly introduced and was a derivative of Spanish
They tried once with Esperanto, and as far as I know, that did not go over that well either ??
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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They tried once with Esperanto, and as far as I know, that did not go over that well either ??

I blame the name, they should have used something cooler, maybe some celebrity support to add into the mix.
 
Old 03-22-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Here is a South American country that really encourages its indigenous language to the max:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/wo...Guarani&st=cse

Another example is the Asian nation, Sri Lanka (Ceylon). National law requires all school and college instruction to be in Sinhalese, not English. As a result, everyone in Sri Lanka have a hard time communicating in a global society. No telephone call-centers there as in neighboring India.

The Cornish (Celtic language of S.W. England) is undergoing a slight revival. People as far away as Melbourne Australia are taking Cornish lessons, LOL, which seems a waste of time.

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