Re: Extrapolating languages
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 22, 2003, 20:14|
In a message dated 12/21/2003 9:31:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>In other words, is there some
>design which, due to its inherent simplicity or
>efficienty, would be more resistent to change than a
I.e., does change occur just for the sake of change,
or is there some notion of "striving" toward a "more
perfected" form? And if so, could a more perfected
form be designed which would thus resist change?
I'd say probably not. There has been an enormous variety of languages spoken
on Earth, and so far as we can tell they all change -- not necessarily at the
same rate, but enough so that, given time, they will become something not
mutually intelligible with the earlier form.