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carita
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Have the right to use their own language when they get in contact with the government? Or should they adapt to the 'majority'

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[quote=carita]
Have the right to use their own language when they get in contact with the government? Or should they adapt to the 'majority'
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I think any government should have all records in one language to avoid confusion. They can't have someone translate every language that may be needed for every job they have. Governments seem to have enough trouble getting things straight in one language. Or maybe that has just been my experience. :?:lol:
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[quote=DodgeFB]
[quote=carita]
Have the right to use their own language when they get in contact with the government? Or should they adapt to the 'majority'
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I think any government should have all records in one language to avoid confusion. They can't have someone translate every language that may be needed for every job they have. Governments seem to have enough trouble getting things straight in one language. Or maybe that has just been my experience. :?:lol:
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I second that, I also feel there would be too much confusion and/or misinterpretation of the laws. If someone sends a document in a foreign language the government should get it translated and notify the person that documents in foreign languages in future will not be counted.

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I agree. If you come to a country, you come to that society. It is practically impossible to get employed or be of a scrap of use to that society unless you can communicate with those that dwell within it.

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