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Comment: We already have one - Jive (Score 0) 626

De idea uh constructin' some language capable uh replacin' English gotss'ta fascinated me fo' some long time. What it is, Mama. Right On! I'd likes t'start some project wid some uh mah' own ideas and anyone who's interested, but I'd really likes t'hear whut da damn Slashdot community dinks on de topic fust. Takin' fo' granted dat actually replacin' English be highly unlikesly, whut characteristics would da damn new language need? Mo'e specifically, dig dis: How could da damn language be made as easy as possible t'learn comin' fum any lin'uistic background? How could interest in de language be fostered in as many sucka's as possible? What so't uh grammar would ya' choose and why? How would ya' build wo'ds and how would ya' select meanin's fo' dem, and why? What sounds and letters (and script(s)) would ya' choose? How impo'tant be simplicity and brevity? How impo'tant are aesdetics (and whut makes some language aesdetic)? What oda' facto's could be impo'tant t'consider, and whut oda' wahtahmelluns would ya' likes t'see in such some language?

+ - The dystopian lake filled by the world's tech lust->

Submitted by trevc
trevc writes: From the BBC — Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech.
The city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and chimneys reaching up into grey, washed-out sky. Stretching into the distance, lies an artificial lake filled with a black, barely-liquid, toxic sludge.

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