On dying and other languages


#21

They did that. It’s called Basic English. Not perfect, but a worthy effort.


Anyway, I wouldn’t worry too much. When the machines take over, we’ll all have to learn to speak QPSK.


#22

[quote]What the World needs most is about 1,000 more dead languages—and one more alive.

— C. K. Ogden, The System of Basic English[/quote]