English was retained as the main language or a second

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Unformatted text preview: r Esperanto is truly international as it draws heavily on a Latinate tense system with Slavonic pronunciation and ignores other major language families. As translation costs in the European Union spiral ever higher, Diego Marani, a translator in the council of ministers, invented as a joke Europanto, an amalgam of different European languages which is nevertheless comprehensible. Looking back in time, few would have imagined that a language spoken by a few million people from an island in the north-west of Europe would become the language of international communication. Its success derives initially from Brit...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course RBS BCN taught by Professor Dekoe during the Spring '10 term at Rotterdam Business School.

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