Is the language logical

Unesco endeavors to promote linguistic cultural diversity. Unfortunately there are influential people from politics, business and science in Germany who believe that for reasons of international connections, i.e. globalization, the English language should be preferred to our German mother tongue in public life. In doing so, these people often believe that English is easy to learn and that it would be particularly good at presenting complex subjects. This is a mistake, as linguists can confirm. The Englishman Daniel Tammet, who appeared as a language genius on television, explained that German, unlike English, is a particularly beautiful and logical language. I can confirm this because I also went to school in England and have often been to England and America for work. In these countries only the minority of the educated middle class can speak good and perfect English. The vast majority only speak so-called "basic English" - and this is often incorrect. The English grammar and spelling is by no means easier than with the German language. The pronunciation of place names and surnames is particularly tricky because the pronunciation in English does not follow any recognizable rules. The first name "Albert" is spoken starting with "A / O" or "Ä", as desired. The city of "Worcester" is pronounced "Wuster", "Leicester" "Lester" and "Gloucester" from "Gloster". There are also a number of linguistic inaccuracies, such as the verb "to realize", which means both "to recognize" and "to realize". That's why we should speak German if we want to express ourselves in an understandable way.

Why do we Germans try again and again to screw up our expressive language, both spoken and written, with English expressions?

Franz Aufinger

Rohrdorf