IETUGL Part 3: English – the lingua franca of world transport

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In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read posts 1 and 2 to catch up.

In part 2 of this blog series, I looked at the idea of a universal language, Esperanto, created specifically for the purpose of uniting people from different language backgrounds. But in reality, the idea of creating a universal language and the reality of getting people worldwide to learn and use it are two different things. Perhaps English is already on its way to fulfilling our global language needs?

Part 3: English – the lingua franca of world transport

It is now easier for two nations speaking different languages to come together. In places where multiple languages are spoken, such as transport terminals or tourist attractions, signs are often displayed in two languages. If you don’t know the native country’s writing system, or language, there is…

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