>>As long ago as Susanne Langer's *Philosophy in a New Key* (1941?) it
>>had been pretty well established that the proposition "Language/dialect
>>A is superior to language/dialect B (in *any* respect)" is always a
>>false proposition. All languages/dialects are essentially perfect means
>>of thought and communication in any material sense one can give to
>So why aren't there as many great operas written in English as in Italian?
how many english speaking composers have written italian opera? or is italian somehow "superior" to english due to a causal connection with the ability to write music? after all, prima la musica poi le parole (salieri, 1786)