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02-01-2012, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Cultural Assimilation
Evidence towards the fallible notion of cultural assimilation: I'd like to know which of these you can understand the best.
1:Tilunge gebland sy gebærd
2:Cultura est assimilatio naturalis
The first one is English, circa 500 A.D.. The second one is Latin, during the same time period. In Modern English, that was supposed to mean "Cultural assimilation is natural". The British had strong associations with (and occasionally were dominated by) the rest of Europe. Throughout the ages, English diverged from other Germanic languages like Welsh, Gaelic, Scandinavian languages, and German in not only language, but culture. This shows how culture simply evolves over time, and will evolve again. (I.E. we no longer own slaves, rape for fun, or worship severed heads.
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I do agree with Dovakkhin, though, in that preserving culture can be great. There is no need to forsake your culture for someone else's.
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