Why the flag of English language is the USA's flag? Why not the Britain's?
I am so curious to find out :)
The US version of English is taught on here, so the USA flag is used.
Much like (Brazilian) Portuguese, the Brazilian flag is used.
Also, Duolingo is based in America, so i think that plays a major role in it :)
Because Duolingo teaches American English and is in America. They do the same with Portuguese. They use the Brazilian flag instead of the Portuguese flag because they teach Brazilian Portuguese.
If that's their logic, I'm curious as to why they use the flag of Spain when the site teaches Latin American Spanish.
That is the logic for English, but you have a great point. There is no such a thing as a Latin American Spanish, so there is no one flag, that maybe the reason.
The flag for Guarani looks like the Dutch flag as much as the Mexican one looks like the Italian one. I don't think the similarity really matters much.
I had read somewhere that they use the Spain flag for Spanish because there are so many Latin American countries and they didn't necessarily want to pick one over another, especially since many of the dialects are very similar.
BTW, the flag would not be a British flag, but a United Kingdom (UK) flag. Britain is a geographic area, the UK is the nation. It consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, aka Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The flag is often referred to as the Union Jack, although technically is not really, but the usage has become common.
I thought that the US flag was used because there would be far more users from the US than the UK. I didn't realize US English was taught, but that makes sense too.
Thank you very informative and so well done. I've bookmarked the whole playlist.
Because it is made by a USA company, based in the USA, and teaching the type of English spoken in the USA.
If you ask that, you may as well ask why not the Canadian flag : ) It's because the main English they use is US English.
Some languages do have an official flag, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag#Linguistic_flags
But that's not the case of English. There are some unofficial proposals though, for example: - http://vexilologia.deviantart.com/art/OC-Flag-of-English-Language-553460576 - http://vexilologia.deviantart.com/art/OC-Flag-of-English-Language-II-554108744
You might also be interested in reading: - http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/flags.html - http://wplang.org/never-use-flags-language-selection/ - http://www.flagsarenotlanguages.com/blog/