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What is the best language?

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Studies: Russian

 Message 9 of 22
17 November 2015 at 5:05am | IP Logged 
Warlpiri is probably the best language.
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Czech Republic
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 Message 10 of 22
17 November 2015 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
Nope, Sindarin is the one.
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 Message 12 of 22
17 November 2015 at 10:07pm | IP Logged 
To know what is the best language, someone needs to establish some criteria. In other words, "best" in what ways ? Here's an idea of different criteria:

1.   A language whose written form is an accurate representation of the spoken language (which means the written language would need to evolve constantly)

2.   A different word for every meaning

3.   Ability to express any idea with the least amount of words as possible

4.   Economy of energy when pronouncing sounds of the language

5.   A language which has no dialects (to facilitate being able to communicate with people across regions where language is spoken)

And more criteria could be added...

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 Message 13 of 22
06 December 2015 at 1:44pm | IP Logged 
I think the best language is your native language in which you learn to speak from birth
... my native language is Russian ..and many friends who study Russian say it is a very
difficult language to learn. I invite all of you to learn it there - http :
//, faculty of Philology
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 Message 14 of 22
10 December 2015 at 9:40pm | IP Logged 
Assamese is the best
it should be called AWESOMEase
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 Message 15 of 22
11 December 2015 at 12:18pm | IP Logged 
@jeff_fontaine I agree about the need for selection criteria, but I think everybody will have different opinions on the matter. For example, your suggestions sound to me very pragmatic, a sort of efficiency meter. But someone may appreaciate languages which are full of synonyms, have written systems at odds with the spoken language and have multitude of dialects and variants.
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Mad Max
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Speaks: Spanish*, French, English, Russian
Studies: Arabic (classical)

 Message 16 of 22
18 December 2015 at 7:09pm | IP Logged 
The best language is a language spoken, or at least understood, by an important amount of
people as mother tongue and as foreign language, in different countries, and not very

The most spoken languages are Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish, Arabic and Hindi.

Languages spoken in at least 3 Continents: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese.

The hardest languages in the World are Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and Korean.

So, English and Spanish are a good answer.

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