[Foundation-l] Promotion of Indian languages

M. Six Silberman six.silberman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 21:04:39 UTC 2007

> Mexico and Argentina both speak Spanish. There are significant
> cultural differences.
> So the idea that you need a unique language to have a unique culture
> is false. In the past where only a few communicated between states
> language differences were of little importance. Now communication is
> becoming more widespread and languages are becoming an increasingly
> significant barrier.

—although it seems reasonable to ask how the dynamics will change once
real-time machine translation becomes usable and portable—

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