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On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 06:27 , Douglas P. Wilson wrote:
> [from von Humbolt]- languages [are] cultural
> content habitually and unconsciously inserted in an intermingled way
> The true universal language, (and what phrase could be nuttier than
> if it exists, is not something to be invented but something to be
As the missionary says in 'At Play in the Fields of the Lord' "In a
hundred years or so, we'll all be brown."
As we co-mingle and co-habit and co-operate, if we don't co-opt it all
first, it is, culturally cohesive, that we'll co-manage language to the
pidgin of a commonly shared tongue.
The experiment of esperanto has failed- a pocket of speakers exist, (it
is the shakers of linguistics), but, as you say, it is not designed by
the patterns and motives of culture.
But it is not only pride that stands in the way.
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