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    why do you think that experts haven't sat down and analyzed human speech patterns, analyzed the basic sounds, made an alphabet, created the language rules, (grammar, spelling, etc.) and then make a word list to be used?

    this would be a plausible universal language

    words should be phoneticly spelled, and there should be simple to follow rules

    there should be words that convey knowledge from other languages, like inuits have many words for snow depending on the type, so you would have a lot of words, but you would have a new, very organized language to be used globally

    it would replace english and put all countries on an even playing field when international affairs are concerned.


    and anything else you think the language should have, put it here, i think we should get experts working on this...


    I may not yet have learned all that I want to, but I can think up alot on my own...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

    Esperanto
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international language. The name derives from D-ro Esperanto (Dr. Hopeful), the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof first published the language in 1887. Zamenhof's goal was to create an easy-to-learn and flexible language as a universal second language to foster international understanding.


    Although no recognized country or well known organization (except, of course, many Esperanto-organisations like the UEA and E@I) has adopted the language officially, it has, since its publication, enjoyed continuous usage by a small but growing community. Today, Esperanto is employed in world travel, correspondence, cultural exchange, conventions, literature, language instruction, and radio broadcasting. There are even a thousand or so native speakers.


    There is experimental evidence that studying Esperanto before another foreign language improves one's ability to learn that language, so much so that it takes less time to learn both than it would to learn just the second.


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    Awesome, I had never heard of Esperanto. I suppose I need to add it to the things I have to learn. Any websites that teach this language online?
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    Wikpedia has a couple of links; and, of course, there is google.
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    I've played around with www.lernu.com, a nice site for learning esperanto. It's a really funny language, although it does seem to be a bit biased towards the roman languages.
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    I've played around with lernu.com as well, and personally, I didn't really love the language, or at least, the sound of it. I'm personally more of an Interlingua supporter.
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    Naturally, Esperanto's the most famous artificial language. Tere're others too.
    The question you're asking was answered almost 100 years ago!

    We all are different because we were born in different places, had different life experiences... blah-blah-blah...

    Now why would some tribe in an African desert need 24 (or whatsoever how many) names for snow? Why would you need to know and USE 78 words to denote mud?

    A natural language is complicated enough to mean all you want to say, an artificial language is always insufficient to express all gamma of emotions you may have.
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