As I have scrolled through the forums and searched through the book dedicated to the cause of Seasteading, I do not believe I have encountered the topic relating to an establishment of a common language among seasteaders. Or perhaps a lingua franca to be used by the community to share and exchange ideas. Now this probably isn’t the first time someone has brought the question up but remains unanswered; should we require new citizens or immigrants to established seasteads to learn the local language or let them live their lives as they would have in their former country? It is suggested that to learn a new language and speak it as natives do it takes around six years of study and interaction to be able to pronounce and use the language in everyday life. If it takes an average person six or so years to become a native speaker and the person trying to integrate into the new society does not want to put forth the effort to learn said skill, what else do they have to offer the community if they are not able to communicate and exchange ideas for the growth of the movement? I know that sounds a little radical but that is something I have been thinking about for a while when families come into my grocery store where I work and not I see families who do not speak a word of English. Need I digress, according to the U.S Census of 2012 took a survey on the English-speaking ability of foreign born in the United Sates ages 5 and older. This survey was broken up into five categories, as seen in Table 1, which were “1) spoke only English at home, or spoke a language other than English at home and spoke English, 2) “very well,” 3) “well,” 4) “not well,” or 5) “not at all.” And of this consensus it was determined that half of the nationwide population of foreign born determined that they spoke English in the categories of less that “very well”. Now if we take into context that there is no way of fact checking these findings as they are personal reports it is unknown what the subjects mean as “very well”. Another consensus taken that same year, Figure 6, of language spoken at home and English-speaking ability of the Foreign-Born Population by Educational Attainment: 2012. Those of foreign birth who have at least “Some College” education have an English-speaking ability or “very well” which can be expected of the English specific curriculum. As I finish my post I was wondering if any of you have any ideas about the implementation of a common language or use of a lingua franca for an easy way to communicate and the exchange ideas. Maybe we could hire translators who translate and help those of foreign decent acquire their new society’s language and culture? I am open to hearing your thoughts about the subject.