What is the best language 🙂


Our response to What is the best language?

Even more pointless than discussing which language has the best writing system is the conversation about which language is best overall. All languages serve their linguistic communities equally well. It is the prerogative of individuals to feel that their language is superior to other languages to which they have been exposed. It is a matter of opinion, however, and not a fact. Let’s dispel some baseless claims about language superiority.

Some languages are thought to be more “simple” than other languages. This is often determined by those who do not understand the subtleties of the language. That said, some languages are indeed more complex than others, and since people may judge languages by how hard they are to learn, a language that is easier to learn could be thought of as superior to one that is harder.

How easy it is to learn a language is partially related to the complexity of the language. The difficulty of learning a language is also related to the student’s native tongue, making it impossible to name one language that will be universally easy to learn.

Another argument is that the best language is the one that’s most widely used. It is true that the most immediately useful language is the one the people around you know, but that varies from location to location.

It has been proposed that a language has more merit if it is more complex, as it offers its users the ability to convey themselves in a greater number of ways.

Those who learn multiple languages sometimes feel like it is easier to explain certain concepts in a particular language. While there is truth to this, it does not put one language over another. You have probably heard that some languages have words that cannot be translated into another language. Most of the time, this has more to do with the skill of the translator than either of the languages.

Since most people like their native language the most, it could be said that all languages are pretty equal.