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Is English far more superior than any other language? If so why? If not what do you believe to be the superior language?
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>written Knight
>actually pronounced 'nite'
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American.
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>>53191750
Can we pick this or spanish as the worlds language and be done with it? We need to develop warp drive technology and found star fleet.
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The English language has the most most high quality prose and verse out of any language. Even more than Russian and French.
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it's not superior, it's just the language the two most recent world hegemons propagated
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Only reason English could be considered superior is its insanely huge vocabulary, which isn't really "superior" in anything other than writing dense scientific and academic articles.
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what the fuck is a ratchet in that context
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>>53191750
It's a great language but desperately needed spelling reform ~500 years ago.
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>>53191750
I'd consider it superior to a lot of languages due to how easy it is to learn versus how well you can describe complicated events.

Though it's far from perfect in any way.
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>>53192014

Rachet is what black people use to describe "trashy" looking black women who are bad with money, dumb as hell, whatever.
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>>53192014
ratchet refers to really trashy niggers or nigger culture
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>>53191998
Does English actually have an especially large vocabulary or is that just a myth? And I'm not talking about nitpicking about compound words and prefixes, do we have more synonyms for a word on average?
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>>53192156
t nigger

>>53192186
t white
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I'm not too fond of English, because it's the language of Britbongs and American SJW's.
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>>53191998
>Only reason English could be considered superior is its insanely huge vocabulary

not bigger than chinese or japanese by any means
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>>53192233
It's probably a myth. I mean, in Dutch we often can express ourselves in a Dutch, German or French way. More often than in English.

Like car (latin), automobile (french), wagon (Dutch/Germanic).

Plus we can invent new words by connecting words together. So words like towelhead come into existence somewhat spontaneously. We call hate them hatebeards.
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>>53192233

"yes"
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>>53192539
he said no compound words you absolute mong
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>rigid syntax
>superior
Eins ist auszuwählen.
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>>53192608
Alright. Then I say no arabs on 4chan.
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>>53191998
For scientific studies and papers german is surperior.
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I am fine with English and Russian.
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>>53191998
>largess of the vocabulary


>"The correct answer is that the question is meaningless in its general formulation (as above), in the strict sense that it contains words that are too vague in this context (“language” and “vocabulary” and “largest” and “have”). Therefore, although the grammatical form is that of a question, no question is really posed."

Technically, German has a larger vocabulary and Finnish has a theoretically infinite vocabulary, so...
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>no pronunciation rules
No
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>>53192796

German has an infinite vocabulary to what with compound words. With agglutinative languages it's even easier.
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>>53192241
t. white nigger
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>>53191998
You can thank us
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>>53191915
>verse
Turkish
Farsi
Arabic
Urdu
Hungarian
and probably others I don't know are better than English
>prose
English prose is so dull. Turkish prose is shit but still even it is more vivid than English. That is why English prose works tend to be "striking" -in ideas-, to make up for the lack of pure beauty of prose.
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Couple new words in 2015

Earthquakeroom (a room from which earth quakes are monitored)
Jihadgala (an event where a radical imam speeches)
Cybercaliphate
Tampersoftware
Fakefaction (a faction in parliament that doesn't represent the people)
Selfiedead (someone who dies making a selfie)
Refugeefence
Gatejumper (someone who jumps over the gates in train stations)
Welcomeshop (a shop where you hand out stuff to new refugees)

http://nos.nl/artikel/2071076-het-jaar-2015-in-woorden-cyberkalifaat-selfiedode-en-smexy.html
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>>53193297
do you have an organization who moderates the language?
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>>53193358
Yeah. One for the government and schools (together with Belgium and Suriname and so on). And an unofficial one for the media and journalists, who disagree with the spelling rules.
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i like american.
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>>53193112
You're a philistine and irrefutably incorrect. Furthermore, I was referring to bodies of work, not the composition of the language itself.

The English language has the most high qualities authors of any language in the history of the world.
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>>53193509
t. Albert Barbens
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>>53193441
we only have one, but they more often than not do retarded shit


algthough it's hard work regulating the language for 3 continents
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>>53193628
The Caribbean are also North America. :^)
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No one speaks German other than Germany but you could still get by speaking only English in Germany so how would it be superior
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>>53193509
>opinions
>refutation
>correctness
meh
>high qualities authors
lel
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>>53193688
??
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>>53193297
>uitgetolereerd
top koek

When you're done tolerating.
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>>53191750
>No second person singular
>Superior to anything
English "language".
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>>53193893
I meant Dutch is spoken on three continents as well. But of course on a much smaller scale than Spanish, so it's much easier to steer.

It used to be spoken on 5 continents, but we overstayed our welcome in Indonesia. And South Africa and Namibia decided Afrikaans isn't a Dutch dialect anymore.
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>2015+1
>vi ankoraŭ ne parolas esperanton
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>>53194191
>no dual
>can't even distinguish between some and many
Mute """"""language""""""
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>>53194289
Might as well just speak Spanish.
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>>53194351
esperanto has 50% more k's than spanish
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>>53194383
That's because you spics can't decide between using a K or a C like a Cucck.
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>>53194441
>using two letter for one sound (K, C)
>using two letters for one sound (ts)
>using two sounds for one letter (curry, cicero)
>sick, cuck, tuck, etc.

English """""""""""""""""""""""language"""""""""""""""""""""""""
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>>53194441
K is used instead of the strong C whenever you need it before an "e" or an "i"
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>>53194744
That's a retarded rule.
Even Slavic niggers have one letter per sound.
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>>53194882
Cent.
Citrus.
Cancer.
Corrupt.
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>>53195005
>mfw all these words are actually latin

"English"
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>>53194289
That feel when no Esperanto education in the United States.
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>>53195334
>tfw no English education in the United States
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>>53195360
That feel when pure Moroccan-Indonesian education in the Netherlands.
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>>53195334
You want to learn a second cultureless and useless language?
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>>53195660
No, I have no interest in learning Norwegian.
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>>53195660
>norwegian more useless than esperanto

MURRICUUUHN education
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>>53195334
>kaj
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>>53195800
Laŭdire, slovenoj kaj kroatoj havas la plej bonan esperantan akĉenton.
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>>53191750
хpaпoвик
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>>53195872
seeing as how it's a spanish/western slavic meme language, it's probably mostly due to our inherent racial superiority :^)
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>>53195994
Nah, it's because Tito spoke Esperanto and a lot of the best literature comes from Yugoslavia.
Southern Slavs affected the development of Esperanto culture in the early and mid 20th century.
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>>53195426
indonesian ? i thought it was surinamese
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>>53193740

no
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>>53191750
I consider all Indo-European languages to be inferior
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>>53200614
we all know you're a special snowflake, magyar
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>>53191750
>long and short vowels
>no rule to tell which one is being used in a word

Why?
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>>53200614
make it all non-agglutinative languages
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>>53201175
Fuck off Esperanto shill. Esperanto being agglutinate makes it inferior to real European languages, turk.
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>>53201393
>europeans are so foreign to real languages they think people imply esperanto when they are talking about agglutinative languages
lğl
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Has anyone here actually studied a language besides english? I'm mostly asking the anglos here. It's comical when monolinguals try to say that obviously their language is superior because of reasons, when they actually have no clue about any other language.

I've studied mandarin, yupik, navajo, lakhota, arabic, spanish, quechua, turkish, and finnish. Not to learn them, but studied them. I have concluded that Lakhota is objectively the best language.
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>>53194289 >>53195334

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTi2wPaW618
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English is nice, but sometimes I miss the freedom to mangle words that Russian gives you.
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>>53202483
Disgusting. It sounds like Mexican spoke by terrorists.
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The one you guys have to use for this site.
>>53192655
back to syria with you.
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>>53200614
CIGANY
I
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Hey I remember this Palmdale pride :^)
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>>53202639
>>>/pol/
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>>53191750
it's not superior, it has so many horrible things I don't even know(see why the fuck I should write "k" here??) where to start, BUT it's fucking flexible as fuck and basics are so easy to grasp that even non-humans or sub-humans can learn the basics very easily
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>>53193297
>Cybercaliphate
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>>53192156
>>53192186
So basically the same thing as white trash?
How long till there is such thing as black guilt?

t. Injun
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>>53205949
>Injun
bullshit, I bet you are Xiao Ming or something like that
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>>53205630

>mentioning other ethnicities is politically incorrect

please fuck yourself
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>>53194289
Kie estas /lang/, gefratoj?
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>>53205986
No, I am an Algonquin which is a Plains Cree from central Canada. To be honest I can agree that I have mongol blood cause its hard to argue how first nations people came to the Americans. You and me could share some similar DNA, whiteman of Asia.
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>>53191788
>Hebrew
Why?
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>>53192648
There is no rigid syntax though...
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Heer iz wat English wood look laik if yoo wer too spell it az it iz ritten. Ah(b)viusly, it nau looks lyke a moor Jermaanik langwedge az wel az ideeotik. Ayd laik too þank ðee French fur giving us ðeir stoopid spelling sistem.
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>>53195334
That looks like an ugly version of Romanian.
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>>53196124
Tito betrayed Socialism and the Soviet Union. Stalin rightfully hunted down all Esperantists.
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>>53193740
what is Austria, what is Switzerland,Luxembourg,Liechenstein...the fucking amish
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>>53206711
Romanian is an ugly version of Romanian.
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>>53206027
>>>/pol/

>>53206129
Saluton!
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>>53191750
>American.
rima mejor que algunos lenguajes, tanto como el español latino
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You may only post in this thread if your language is relevant. Nordics, Slavs, Italians, Dutch etc. can now leave
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>>53213523
sorry
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>>53213618

Spanish is relevant, Russian, Mandarin and Portugese are edge cases
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>>53213657
relevant =/= superior
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>>53213745

Well Finnish is neither pekka so feel free to stop posting
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>>53191788
Bit too complicated for you? ya jew cunt
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>>53213776
kek a fucking New Zealand is far less relevant than my country, feel free to stop posting and go back to your sheep.
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Not really, the fact that "I" have to repeat the subject "I"m talking about every time "I" adress it feels primitive
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>>53213900
This

>dude I fucked my friend
>lol you gay bro
>no, my friend is female
>oh...
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>>53191750
Languages aren't superior to each other.

English is entry level Germanic.

Personally I like Italian best of all.
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>>53213945
Gender is a social construct. Smash the patriarchy.
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spanish is more superior than english just because the conjugations carry more information than english does
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Ithkuil is superior language
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>>53206711
It looks like Catalan to me.
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>>53213945
Yeah those things are really annoying. If at least "girlfriend" didn't mean a S.O. but just a... female friend.
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Also, I can be very specific with Spanish conjugations
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>>53214037
>If at least
Is that even right? My english is getting worse and worse, holy shit.
If only*
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>>53214067
I think it is right
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>>53213523
Kek. Australia's floating turd tries to shitpost.
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I mean, his country literally has a Dutch name.
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>>53191750
>Is English far more superior than any other language?
No
If so why?
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If not what do you believe to be the superior language?
There are no superior languages.
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>>53191998
>Only reason English could be considered superior is its insanely huge vocabulary, which isn't really "superior" in anything other than writing dense scientific and academic articles.

Arabic has much bigger
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The only useful languages are:
English, Russian, Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, French, German, Spanish

All other languages belong in the trash.
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>>53216557
How are you going to not have Mandarin in there?
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>>53202127
praise Tengri
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>>53191750
Lebanese
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>>53218466
cuks
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>>53218543
curious, why?
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>>53191750
>far more superior
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>>53191750

Try mastering English before asking such questions.

>Far more superior

Cringe.
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>>53192648

Oh look, it's a German calling English rigid.
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English will be the only language on earth in max. 200 years
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>>53220715
>what is chinese
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>>53220843

A language that has little global relevance and is only spoken in one nation
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>>53216660
Teñri biz menen!
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>>53216557
>hindi/urdu
>most of India and Pakistan speak English
>French, German, Spanish
>plenty of Germans already speak solid English
>French hold out from pride
>most hispanohablante countries dont only because of lack of education and poverty
>the only reason Russian is important is because of aggression
>the important parts of the world that speak arabic already speak english
>listing all of the nuclear powers, leaving out china

You've made a terrible list.

>>53216344
>arabic has much bigger
Yea, what kind? Levantine? Iraqi or Egyptian?
>being this wrong
No language on Earth has as large of a vocabulary as English. Not only does it borrow whatever vocabulary from whatever language as necessary, it also has invents new words constantly and adds the most words annually to its dictionaries.

To answer the OP, the only reason the world could adopt English is because so many people already speak it. Only Mandarin outnumbers it for total speakers, including native speakers and multilingual persons. There is nothing intrinsically superior about the English language compared to other languages. The only superior idea is the attitude held by many English speakers about how to communicate using English, which is that rules aren't necessarily important as long as meaning is conveyed and that the language should change and adapt. This makes it the most flexible in application.

Source: I'm a professional linguist and certified multilingual translator.
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>>53194191
Thou art an retarded Teuton.
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>>53220843
A tonal language.
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>>53223564
So is Geordie. Why aye.
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>>53191750
>English

>far more superior than any other language

Ubijsegovnojedačkizagnojeniraku.
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I think the superior language would be something easy to learn, clean sounding and where the written language has direct correspondence to the spoken one. I don't think there is a language that fits all three.
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English
+ not a lot of syntaxbound morphology and syntactic trickery
+ pronunciation difficulties are mostly vowels and stress
- pronunciation not that easy
- necessary vocabulary beyond basic is potentially very big
- derivative morphology
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