[ExI] don't bother

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 20:05:13 UTC 2020

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 1:20 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The big languages are big messes

Actually the most complex languages in the world are spoken by small groups
of people who have been isolated from other cultures for a long time, such
languages are virtually impossible for adults to learn, even skilled
linguists.  And even if you're born into the culture it takes children
several years longer to achieve full fluency than it does for children
living in larger less isolated societies speaking less complex languages.
Some of the 832 languages spoken in New Guinea are like this.

John K Clark
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