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Comment on Is Language a Window into Human Nature?

wilfriedhoujebek Tue, Jan 8, 2008
While I admire the sentiment, the history of constructed languages hoping to solve some problem or other of current languages has been very rich in failures. And this unsatisfactory track-record of man-made languages is perhaps enough to forsake the effort to produce a new one. As reference I can recommand Umberto Eco's book on perfect languages.

Language is a great thing, that does reflect the world we live in. But like evolution in biology, you can't outsmart it. Languages change all the time adopting to a changing world. I would not give up on it too soon.