On 1/22/2014 3:40 AM, Chris wrote:
Syntax is getting simplified due to the fact that the listener "knows what we
mean", e.g. "buy one get one free". I wonder to what extent languages will be
simplified one day. But this is a topic for a whole book ...


There was this article recently:

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/yesterday-internet-solved-20-year-old-mystery/

about how english is so redundant one can write sentences using just the first letter of each word, and it is actually understandable.

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