Re: future language

From: Trupeljak Ozren (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 13:33:49 BST

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    IMO, evolution always works "away from", not "towards" something - and
    this applies to languages, too. If there is such a thing as a culturaly
    empty language (and I am very doubtful of that), how useful would it
    be?! Our current languages are result of thousands of years of
    evolution and are actually quite versatile and diverse - this would not
    be the case if your "original" language was as good at transmitting the
    required information as these evolved languages are.
    Babel syndrome is good. :)
    The only case when we have reverse of the Babel syndrome is when
    cultures associated with languages start to die out. IMO, that's bad.
    As simple as that....

    There are very few men - and they are exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.

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