Which language will gain dominance after English?

 

A language can become global based on the advancement in certain elements ; such as science, technology , culture, military,etc . If a nation acquires supremacy in these ,there is a tendency for them to export their culture and technology through the medium of their language. The American English is popular and widely used now because they are advanced these elements.In the middle ages when Muslims where advanced in science and technology;Arabic  was the dominant language of
learning .Greek and Latin languages have had their turns . I wonder which language will gain dominance after English?

Let’s take one of the given language which may become global as I think which Arabic language.Yassir Ammisse describe the Arabic langauge situation in his article by saying that”We must recognize the great value of this language, it is the mother tongue for more than 250 million Arabs, most of them are from Morocco in the west and Iraq to the east, Muslims look to classical Arabic as a sacred language.

Everyone understands that Arabic is the language of the Koran. The Quran has kept the purity of that language in the eyes of Muslims.

The Arabic language is changed somewhat over the years and why the Qur’an has remained a source of language by the educated Arabs who are able to read Arabic that was written over a thousand years before.

The Arabic language was developed in the last decade to include new words and expressions such as new technical terminology. The translation of European literary works especially accelerate this development and this creates a conflict between the classic contest the adoption of foreign words in the language and as long as the modernists want to break old traditions, such as the journalistic approach to the Scripture, this method has been developed to suit this new method and often influence each style of Western media. The classics have focused on the formation of new words which have a pure Arabic to cover new vocabularies, eg the word (haatif) was adopted to signify the word (phone), the Western version (talifun) is still in use. Ilya Other changes include the loss of many of the old terminology especially these on everyday life. This was due to the rapid decline in numbers of Bedouins and the domination of a life that is more urbanized and more stable.

The Arabic language and the modern world

The Arabic language was developed in the last decade to include new words and expressions such as new technical terminology. The translation of European literary works especially accelerate this development and this creates a conflict between the classic contest the adoption of foreign words in the language and aslong as the modernists want to break old traditions, such as the journalistic approach to the Scripture, this method has been developed to suit this new method and often influence each style of Western media” . I also would like to add something important . Muslims around the world come from all nations around the world ,they didn’t find difficulty to recite the Holy Quran .The language used in The Holy Quran is Arabic .It means all human can learn Arabic language easily .I  can say that” Arabic langauge is the easiest language around the world “.

Any comment will be received gratefully .

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7 comments on “Which language will gain dominance after English?

  1. Your article is interesting and it certainly is relevant.The Arabic language is easy to learn.I am actually taking a course.I will be in Morocco in the summer and I thought it would be beneficial since I am teaching at the university. I think we are living in a multicultural world where new languages should be explored.

  2. Very interesting article. Actually, before I read it I thought that the second dominant language would be Chines. Because it is the mother tongue for a large population.
    Any way I agree with you because Arabic language would be spoken, or at comprehensible, by most non-arab muslims.

  3. Assalaualeikum Ustaz Saeed
    Absolutely this is avery interesting topic that you’ve tackled. The linguists agree that the dominance of the language is happening if there are certain factors , some of them are power, economy, and policy. The Arab countries, where all these factors are available should consider that they can make Arabic dominant at least within their regions, I mean as instruction language at schools and media, by the way Arabic is not poor; it can delever the meaning of any subject in human studies or science. It is Only a matter of validating the views towards the language.
    Sorry I have a lesson to do now.
    I wish if it was Arabic.
    Siraj
    Alkhaleej Institute, Dammam

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