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We should create a new language?

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posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 03:10 AM
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Instead having words, we should have symbols.

benfits will be

1.) quicker to read
2.) Learning will be much easier




posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 03:14 AM
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Yeah, but the spoken variant would be a pain in the ass to get the same message across. It would take just as long to say "Circle, squiggly line, cross, dash, up arrow" as it would to say "Dude, the NWO is coming to kick your ass". Besides, doesn't a new language sound sort of Orwellian, kind of 1984-ish?



posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 03:17 AM
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Originally posted by Thinker
Instead having words, we should have symbols.

benfits will be

1.) quicker to read
2.) Learning will be much easier


Well, it's been tried before, hasn't it Thinker eg hieroglyphs and pictograms being two that readily come to mind?

I personally feel 26 characters - in our western alphabet - do quite a good job already. Imagine having to memorise all the different signs that would be needed - I'm not sure how that would make learning easier?



posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 03:21 AM
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I agree with Genya. It would be like an english speaking person trying to learn an Asian language with all of the different character sets and pronunciations for each character. It's not an easy task to learn it, especially comparing a 26 character set to a 100+character set. Now imagine trying to learn all the characters for all the words that exist in the language, we're talking literally millions of characters.



posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 03:31 AM
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Thanx kz!!

Just doing a bit of searching and found this, to put it into context:

"The Chinese pictographic system requires some 3000 characters for ordinary personal and business correspondence, and twice this number for the more erudite, in contrast the English orthographic system requires only about 60 or so, which includes upper and lower case characters, punctuation, and special symbols."

Hope that helps? What say you Thinker?



posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 10:11 AM
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You have forgotten about Esperanto. At the end of the 19th century the guy that came up with it, wanted it to become the new "world" language. Really never did take off, though there are many websites for it

"The basic rules and words of Esperanto were proposed by L. L. Zamenhof at the end of the 19th century. Within a few years, people started learning it and formed a worldwide community. Since then, Esperanto has been in use (and freely evolving) just like any other language."

www.esperanto.net...



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