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The development of languages

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-27 07:58
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Comment on "Foreign words to be standardized" (China Daily, Dec 22)

The anxiety expressed in the article over the influence of other languages and outside sources on native languages is being articulated in almost every country today.

The French and Japanese are working to dissipate such concerns. In Iraq, poets are worried about what English is doing to their language.

Languages have been in conflict since the beginning of human history. That's how they developed or evolved. We don't have to be overly worried about it.

Wang, on China Daily Website

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(China Daily 12/27/2010 page9)