[Tagging] [OSM-talk] nomoj de internaciaj objektoj / nazwy obiektów międzynarodowych / names of international objects

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 7 07:27:00 UTC 2020


6 Jan 2020, 16:35 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:

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> sent from a phone
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>> On 6. Jan 2020, at 07:29, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
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>>> Baltic Sea to be the "Baltic Sea" or for South America to be "South
>>> America" - this is an example of English imperialism.
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>> This "imperialism" idea of yours is just your idea. It is not something that is widely felt.
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> regarding imperialism, I think it’s hard to reject the reasoning that English is in widespread use because of imperialism. 
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Yes, but using it for a pragmatic reasons
for an international communication is
usually not imperialism.
I can try to communicate with group of  people
from different countries in Polish,
Latin, Sindarin or Esperanto.
But except rare cases using English is likely
to result in more efficient communication.
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