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May 10, 2012

AN SIONNACH FIONN

In the Scotsman newspaper columnist Fiona McCade has contributed to the world of journalism one of the most selfish, self-centred, unimaginative and myopically stupid articles I’ve ever had the sorry misfortune to read.

“According to scientists at Pennsylvania State University, between 50 per cent and 90 per cent of the world’s languages will disappear over the next 100 years. They think this is terrible news. I’m not so sure.

Anybody who has tried to learn another language knows that diversity can be overrated, especially when it means you have to learn irregular verbs.

The languages most likely to perish over the next century will be ones spoken by a couple of hundred people.

The big hitters, like English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, aren’t going anywhere and to be honest, if everyone on Earth spoke one, two, or ideally all three of these, wouldn’t we get on with each other a…

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