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English as a universal language

"There are about 400 million people whose native tongue is English. But English is also the official language of countries such as India and Singapore, and when you factor in the peoples of such countries, plus those who speak English as a foreign language, the total number of English speakers by far exceeds 1 billion around the world. "(Torikai Kumiko) http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201101210361.html http://bit.ly/gZSDIH

If English is becoming a universal language for all the peoples of the world, it might be inevitable that the English language will fall into decline. If we want to keep the language's integrity, "we" ought to protect "at least" the " 'core' English grammar and pronunciation."

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