Essay on Multi Dialects, Confusion, English?

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Multi-dialects, Confusion, English? A Bavarian priest tried to create the first universal language in the year 1880 and he called it Volapük. A language that was taken from the existing French, German and English, and was difficult to learn. It consisted of odd sounds and case endings similar to Latin. It did not take long before a new language emerged (McWhorter). This new language was a blend of words from India and Europe. It became known as Esperanto. Regardless, of this fact Esperanto was not universally accepted and became a language that was prosecuted. Rather than a language that fostered harmony between people, Hitler and Mein Kampf associated Esperanto and used it to further his anti-semantic policies. It was the 20th century, a period with a number of totalitarian regimes and it was their belief that Esperanto could influence the world and enable Jewish domination. The persecution of Esperanto did not end after the Second World War, but continued through the Cold War. It was seen as “the language of spies” until the end of the Cold War. The accepted universal language by both superpower, the Soviet Union and the United States, became English (“Esperanto”). English has remained the universal language ever since. Yet, even with its universal adoption the English language has changed over time resulting in a kaleidoscope of many different dialects. The question becomes has these dialects caused universal confusion among the populous? Have these many dialects…

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