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Politics and the Constructed Language

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Saturday, December 15, 2007, 8:46
(Cf. George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language")

I recently had cause to reread Orwell's essay, and of course the
engelanger in me perks up and asks:

Could a language be structured in such a way that, systemically, it
acts against the sort of obfuscatory language as in that essay (and as
in vast amounts of modern politics, journalism, academia, etc.)?

Have any of you added features like this?

Any ideas on how it *could* be done, or whether this is an inherent
potential flaw no matter what the language?

- Sai


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>