reply to post by Jameliel
Originally posted by Jameliel
Lol what do you think about the usage of "words" such as "lol" and "lmao"?
If it will be an obstacle and make the language harder to master, I think we can just replace that with smiley faces.
I like these kinds
(^_^) happy , (-_-*) disappointment/annoyed/anger , (o.0) surprised, (^_^#) happy but embarrassed
(! _ !) or (Y_Y) or (T_T) cry/sadness
These seem more like pictures that the side ways happy faces : ) : (
reply to post by Avgudar
Originally posted by Avgudar
Newspeak is doubleplus good!But seriously, I think the English language is fine as it is. Only brain dead Americans can't master it.
It's almost like a conspiracy. Any time ideas of making the language easier is talked about people seem to think "Newspeak".
I don't think we should limit the words in the language to stop people from expressing themselves with more greater absract words, just using
compounds to express bigger words, in this way, even if you never seen a word before there is a chance that you can guess what it means. It will make
the language easier for natives and foreigners and will increase literacy rates.
These are simple examples but it does illustrate a point:
lore - knowledge, study of
Geology (the meaning has to be learned) as compared to Earthlore (Earth + Lore)
Biology compared to Lifelore
Take a look at "Osteology", most will not know what that means,
but when you see "Bonelore" it makes it easier.
You can use common sense
"Earthlore" means "study of the Earth (Geology)", "Lifelore" means "Study of life (Biology)"
"Osteology" you wouldn't know what that means until you learn the definition" , but with "Bonelore" , now you can guess that it is the study of bones
(having to do something with "bones").
Take a look at this list, and you will see, most of the time the compounds are easier:
List of "-lores" , "-ologies" (Anglish)
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