[ExI] language lust

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Wed Aug 26 21:56:39 UTC 2020

Someone mentioned language learning, triggering this thought that was 
recently on my mind:

Suppose technology exists to make you quickly fluent in a language of 
your choice.  (For even more counterfactual fun, the menu may include 
long-dead languages, provided that they were spoken by more than a 
Dunbar number.)  You do not know how many languages your brain, even if 
enhanced, can hold; the limit varies from person to person.  So you 
choose them one by one until you hit the limit.

What are your first dozen choices?  You may specify indirectly, like 
"the language understood by the greatest number of people in the New 
World in 1491".

*\\*  Anton Sherwood  *\\*  www.bendwavy.org

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