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"CitySpeak" in _Blade Runner_ (was Conlangs in History)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Thursday, August 17, 2000, 1:54
    I remember vaguely that in Philip K. Dick's sci-fi novel _Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep?_  that the lower-class citizens of the city spoke a
pidgin-like mix of English, Japanese and German called "CitySpeak" (or
something like that).

    I am not sure if the movie even had a bit of it, but I could be
mistaken... (it has been like a decade since I have seen the Director's Cut
in a movie theatre).

    Anybody know more about this?


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