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What if we talked in only two-letter words?

yikesmoose: eh?
spudart: nm
spudart: what if we spoke in all two letter words?
spudart: wh if we sp in al tw le wo

By Matt Maldre on Aug 13, 09 | 5:00 am  |   [2552] Hits  |   permalink | archives

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At the risk of being totally politically incorrect, after reading "wh if we sp in al tw le wo", I sounded like I had cerebral palsy

Posted by: Tom on Aug 13, 09 | 9:23 am

SPUDART! You are totally ignoring the history of language!

We did, in fact, START speaking in only two letter words. The problem is that we quickly ran out of letter/sound combinations, so we needed to use multiple words one after another to explain other concepts and ideas - much like we do now when forming sentences. After awhile, the most common sentence fragments just got bastardized into being single words.

As the amount of information available to us continues to increase, we too will be forced further down that path. The Germans have already gotten a HUGE head start on us. They have seen the future of language!

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Posted by: sparx on Aug 13, 09 | 10:50 am

um I'd be OK

Posted by: vera on Aug 14, 09 | 9:43 am

this two letter language would have some problems. just a hunch.

Posted by: unlikelymoose on Aug 17, 09 | 12:30 pm

comments from facebook:

Jim likes this.

Alice: sounds Klingon-ish.

Jim: wh th fu!

Traci: la my as of

Kelly: la la la

Cat: i wonder if this would make a good shorthand? it seems at least for short words to make sense!

Posted by: spudart on Aug 23, 09 | 8:28 am

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