25 December 2012

How economy control the language ?

It is interesting of report from The Econimist. Certainly, the magazine would focus from the point of $$$$.

I do agree how the economy could the language. But that won't last long. Look at the Japanese, how the culture and the language were swept out of many places as the language is not easy to learn and when the economy is down, the people would find no other income by speaking Japanese language, the next move will go for the next economy language.

However, one will not cease to chase for it till your last breath is over. If the people is smart, they will learn Esperanto and vote for UN to accept Esperanto and the world too.

Save you time for your children by not spending the time to learn other languages if you are not language lovers.

Language policy, of course, is never so simple. Relatively wealthy former refugees returning from Anglophone Uganda, including Mr Kagame, have clung to power in a newly English system. Some have questioned the quality of English education, partly because there aren’t enough good teachers. Last year, the Rwandan government conceded that an abrupt shift to English hurt the youngest students, so it reintroduced Kinyarwanda as a medium.

If the language politics are messy, it's at least clear that Rwanda is consciously changing its outlook. The Kigali Memorial Centre, a museum and memorial dedicated to the genocide, is vocal about continental Europe's role in the genocide. One exhibit details Belgian colonialism’s influence in the development of genocidal ideology and another focuses on the modern French government’s support in the 1990s. The centre—trilingual in Kinyarwanda, English, and French, always in that order—was designed in Britain.


Mr Kagame is said to be responsible of the former Hutu president death, though a plane crash. Mr Kagame was bought by the CIA.

HP 70 do you take offence at the truth ? My family hail from a former British colony in Africa,so I think that I am in a position to comment on the legacy of colonialism and the colonial experience left behind by the British and the French.There is no doubt that for all their faults,the British by and large left their colonies in better shape than the French did.In addition the former British colonies again with all their faults have generally fared better than the former French colonies.The levels of underdevelopment in former French colonies cannot be matched by anything the British left behind.Furthermore the continuing relationship between Britain and it's former colonies and their citizens is by and large cordial and in any event there is generally something approaching mutual respect between them.This cannot be said for the French who treat their former colonies and their citizens with something approaching contempt.I am truly shocked at the condition of a majority of black people for example in France.France should take responsibility for the fact that many of it's former colonies treat it with suspicion,contempt and even sometimes, disdain.

I am Indonesian, English is my 3rd Language.

I was working as a commodities trader in a Japanese trading company. I had met Angolans, Cameroonians and Chileans for business, and they all spoke English.

My forefathers spoke Dutch. My favourite football team is Holland. But I don’t know and don’t care for the Dutch language.

Rwandans got it right where ‘When Money talks, speak English’.

"Adieu, Francophonie; hello, Anglosphere."

Not quite true. The Rwandan government's linguistic shift notwithstanding, the country remains a full member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and is unlikely to leave any time soon. Joining the Commonwealth does not preclude maintaining other alliances; Mozambique is a member and still remains close ties with former colonial rulers Portugal and the rest of the Lusophone world.

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