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Why did Basic become so populare
I mean the Galaxy is vast with at least a hundred languages. Why would Basic gain such universal acclaim? —Unsigned comment byC.K (talk • contribs).
Hmm...I would compare it to popular languages on Earth like English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. I think if you research those language histories, it might show you how a language grows, which might help. Mecenarylord 12:33, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
The spread of humans throughout the galaxy might have something to do with it. Compare with English speaking humans on Earth over history. -- Riffsyphon1024 14:39, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
On Earth, the English people created colonies all over the world, as did the Spanish, the French, et cetera. These groups brought their languages with them. So, when colonies became new countries, they used the language of the country that colonized the area. I think Riffsyphon1024 is right. The popularity of Galactic Basic might have something to do with the spread of humans.
Basic was not only based on important Human languages, but it also incorporated traits of alien languages like ancient Durese and Bothese, and was designed to be pronounceable by a wide range of tongues. It was meant from the start to be a lingua franca, and was exceedingly successful in that role. jSarek 21:52, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
As riffsyphon said, the spread of humans might have had a large influence on this. The humans vocal chords are only so versatile, so other species (at least those able) would have to accomodate themselves to the humans language, not so much for respect,but for lack of other available means of communications. Basic would have had to spread, as the best way of wide communication.Jaygo Katarr 19:42, 24 February 2009 (UTC)