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Why does everyone speak english?

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Everyone speaks english because it is a useful, flexible, ever-changing language that is easy to pick up but hard to master.


In Star Trek most aliens don't speak English. The Federation uses unversal translators to translate alien languages.

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They speak English because the audience (at least the American audience) speaks English. English, as a West Germanic language, is good for adapting scientific and techonological terms, but then so is modern German. In-universe, there is probably an "official" Federation language, perhaps contrived, such as Esperanto ProfessorTrek 08:11, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

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