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    Will We Recognize English in 100 Years?

    Language is evolutionary, and emojis may eventually speak louder than words. A century ago, British English was the norm, but as melded “interlanguages” like Spanglish (Spanish-English) and Singlish (Singaporean English) spread across the globe, they and the Internet are changing the way we write and speak. Some think this means that English will one day become unrecognizable, or take many forms. Sure, it may remain the world’s lingua franca, but as abbreviations, portmanteaus and acronyms grow, it could test the boundaries of speaking the same tongue.

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