Importance Of Polyglots

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“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes. Polyglots are people who understand multiple languages. They are very useful people when it comes to handling foreign affaires. They allow us to expand our knowledge as other countries do, by sharing information. While polyglots are useful, if we had one international language we would be able to communicate smoother, and create equality and equal opportunities for the people of our country as well as the people of other countries.
A polyglot is a person who understands multiple languages. A polyglot may also be a written work which contains the same text in multiple languages. A polyglot may be used to help translate and interpret
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Misunderstandings and lack of communication can cause deals and agreements to be difficult. A single slip up in the translation can lead to years of hostility. "Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs." -Pearl Strachan Hurd. If we had one international language misinterpretations would be much easier to avoid as there would be no need to translate between languages. Countries would be able to talk misunderstandings out in a way that no one would get offended. Wars, arguments, and disagreements could all be worked out much smoother if we had one international language. "Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed." -Abraham Joshua…show more content…
Many people are looked down upon for being uneducated. If we had an international language we would be able to provide education to everyone giving them an equal opportunity at success. Without the language barrier, immigrants to our country would not fall behind in school due to not understanding English, and more job opportunities would be available to them as well. Ludwig Wittgenstein once said “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” If we remove the limitations we would be able to achieve and advance in ways we never thought possible. If we had an international language we would be better equip to assist those in need. Anyone could go to another country to assist those struck by natural disasters without worry of a language barrier or need of a translator. Frank Smith once said "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." If that is so, then one international language would be like placing you in a vast room which leads to everywhere. A single language in which everyone spoke would bring the entire world together. We would all stand on common ground and suddenly we wouldn’t feel so different. Foreign wouldn’t seem so foreign. Unity throughout the world would be achieved and the vast amount of information which could be accessed by an international language would provide equality and equal
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