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  1. #1 A language without negations 
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    Do you think a language without words such as not(thus don't), anti-..., i-..., un-..., dis-..., hate, lie, etc. would force people to always say the truth, in other words, be honest?

    Without negative meanings, no ambiguity should ever occur. Therefore, there is only one way to go - tell the truth.

    Then, a sentence such as "I don't like you" would be "I like someone else",
    or "I like the way you look"(lying) would end up as not saying anything.


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    Did you kill your wife?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Did you kill your wife?
    I love my future wife.
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    That's all well and good, but what happened to your dead wife? Did you kill her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    That's all well and good, but what happened to your dead wife? Did you kill her?
    She went upstairs, naturally.
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