"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?
"It would be ironic if the answer to Babel were pidgin and not Pentecost."
- George Steiner, _After Babel: Aspects of Language and
"One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they
make unexpected linguistic associations."
- Jasia Reichardt