Originally posted by machinegun_go_go
If we think back to the times when English was being influenced more by other languages there was equal unease with the language. Caxton himself spent
years trying to standardise our language before eventually realising that it was never going to happen and realising that descriptivism was the way
Yeah, the Merriam-Websters dictionary has a hard time keeping up & they're even computerized
Still, it's not impossible: The current Korean language was literally made up in one fell swoop to embrace efficiency & comprehension. Linguists have
even taken efforts to create the Klingon & Vulcan languages (from Star Trek).
Heck, there's even a created international language
already existing, known as Esperanto
Everybody who has already heard about Esperanto before now, raise your hands!
Not too many, I see...Well, if anyone is interested, here's a link where you can start to learn Esperanto
. There you
can get help in a large range of other languages.
Gee, why do you think that the idea of people learning an international language isn't more widely known than it is right now? Because it goes in
with the agenda of enforced ignorance
between people around the world...The NWO thrives on ignorance because it's the only thing that props up
their illusion of control!
But still, the idea of creating an entire written language from scratch as if it had been "developing" all along is not really a new idea: From what
I understand of Mesopotamia & Egypt, they've been actively conducting trade since at least 3250 BC. Even then, Mesopotamia may have developed their
cuneiform maybe 100-200 years before Egypt had their hieroglyphs. Yet, I also think it's possible that, even though Egypt may have taken the
of the written word from Mesopotamia, they had very quickly developed their own style very quickly & completely without any actual
cuneiform "influence" over their style.
Originally posted by nj2day
no... I'm not ancient... Class of '99 here
I can also assure you that it was just as bad in my time too...Class of '79. Yeah, one of my life's ambitions was to be a dirty-minded old man...I
got the "dirty-minded" part down pat real quick, but I've pretty much got the "old" part locked down too.
But even as early as grade-school reading classes, I was always way ahead of everybody else & my comprehension was very good. Even the teacher tried
to get me to slow down...If I'd had the "dirty-minded" part back then, I'd maybe told her to "F" off & let me read at my own speed, "BIT.."
Teacher got some revenge though...On a test, she marked one of my answers wrong when the question clearly asked my opinion
Sheesh! It's no wonder that American education system is so far down
on the worldwide
Edited to add a bit about the Esperanto language that I'd forgotten earlier.
[edit on 26-10-2008 by MidnightDStroyer]