Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Let languages thrive

Never change a winning team. Everyone nowadays is taught English in school. That does not mean that other languages will perish. On the contrary, I think if we try to put restrictions on one dominant language, or the use of it, the language we actually set out to protect will disintegrate and perish. If you do not let the smaller languages, like Danish, develop in the world in which we exist in today, it will lose its meaning. Small languages like Danish or Slovak have survived because they manage to interact with languages from surrounding countries and world or regional dominant powers. If you try to prevent that, the language will lose its relevance.

Mastering (more or less) two languages is twice as good as mastering one, so I only see benefits for those from smaller nations like Slovakia.

Jesper, Denmark

Top stories

Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017