Saturday, September 16, 2017

[hyygzocu] Keeping language the same

The invention of the printing press has caused some aspects of language, e.g., orthography, to change much more slowly than before.  Can (or will) further technology further slow language evolution?

Language kept constant over time allows knowledge to reliably be transmitted through time.  But could this also be bad for society?

Language is always embedded within a culture.  Constant language means constant culture, so this might be impossible.

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