What is the best language for thought? Can there be another lingua franca?
American. Most other countries recognize the distinction, and so shall we.
It should be already recognized that all languages have their own context and folk script to follow. Muh Schadenfreude is meaningless, in that it's meant to convey a context in which the foreign langaug holds more legitimate ground, as opposed to ours.
But this is all up in the air, and I expect no one to come out the superior. What language do you think applies to everyone?
Reflexive verbs make it easy to speak figuratively, verbs with pronouns and direct/indirect objects make it easy to be abstract in language. The 'estar v. ser' rules also add to the ability to be abstract and figurative. Also there are multiple meanings for numerous words and phrases, along with multiple words used to declare affection (ex: mi amor, novio, chulita, mamisita, mami, linda, etc.)
Spanish is a beautiful language. If you know how to use the language, you can be very poetic. Hell, text a girl "buenas dias chulita" and see how she responds. Spanish is truly an underrated language.
I'm not too learned in French. However, wouldn't you agree that French has very little slang to it? Slang is one thing that makes Spanish so beautiful. Only in Latin America could you call a girl "porkchop" and have it be romantic.
Also: Latinas/Spanish girls >>> "French" "girls"
As a Swede I'm really fond of the compounding of nouns in Swedish and German.
If you need to describe some complicated, just slap the qualities onto the base noun and you've got a long and complicated word but it's obvious what it means.
French would be good if the orthography wasn't made by a bunch of fucking assmonkeys.
I'm not sure about thinking in it feels, but Latin (at least in the forms that aren't lost) is an awful lingua franca. It's way too complex. Even English is more suitable as a lingua franca than Classical Latin, honestly. Again, I don't know how Vulgar Latin sounded, so I can't be quite sure.
Spanish, like >>675365 said. It's simple for a Romance language, but just as poetic and meaningful as the rest. And as long as it isn't spoken by Puerto Ricans, it can actually sound really beautiful.