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|Monday, 21 February 2000|
Language evolves, so the language expert say.
Yet, they try to freeze the language in some of artificial intermediate state.
I have never understood how a language can evolve when it is pinned down with all kinds of rules in thick books.
Dictionaries for spelling rules, lists of irregular verbs, etceteras
In November 1998 I wrote My first Nut. Has my language style changed since? I don't know. As far as I can tell it has not changed. Language does not evolve so quickly. The first changes will strike in a decade or so. After a hundred years the language is still recognisable, yet immediately strikes as hopelessly old-fashioned, difficult and cumbersome.
What will English look like in a hundred years or so? Probably even simpler, and faster too. Contemporary English is easier than it was a hundred years ago.
A few predictions:
English grammar will get easier, more like Asian languages. So, most likely English will mature towards the Asian pidgin style. So, whenever you get the giggles from hearing an Asian speak English, please remember: Their language is more advanced than ours.
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