Languages Benefit from foreign input - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 07.01.10 | 12:23 (IST)

    ...The English language has almost double the number of regularly used words than French, German, and Italian. Why? Because the Brits stole/absorbed vocabulary from everyone. This lends English a richness and versatility that other European languaes (beautiful, though they may be) lack. That's why the Elizabethan age English produced Shakespeare. Foriegn inputs to a language can be posiitve. Israel's ethnic diversity is a massive strength and should be celebrated.

    from the article: Perhaps Arabs can save Hebrew from demise
    First published 05:38 07.01.10 | Last updated 09:07 07.01.10
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