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solving language

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In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this communication problem. There's no way to create a perfect language and it will evolve right away anyway, but we have to have one language for everyone, so let's get the principles straight.

What are the necessary and sufficient conditions of a language for everyone?
What is the proper order of prioritizing those conditions?

Is there any currently existing language that meets these priorities?
If not, is there any currently existing language that can be modified to do so?

Who will begin the design process?
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henry quirk
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the design is done...

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Re: solving language

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Advocate wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:38 pm In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this language problem.
First of all, who is, "we," and whatever (or whoever) you mean by that we, what makes it their business to solve anyone else's probems. Have you asked humanity if they really want you to solve whatever problems you think they have?

Secondly, what do you think the problem with language is? Is there something about knowledge you don't like? The whole purpose of language is knowledge, the means of identifying and holding one's understanding of what is and what its nature is. I think you probably make the mistake most philosophers make, thinking the main purpose of language is communication--IT ISN'T!

The main purpose of language is knowledge. A second, derivative, purpose of language is communication. You have to first know something before you can communicate it. As far I can see, everyone who chooses to is having no problem with using language to learn, and when they choose to, to communicate.

Thirdly, why should there be only one language? Are you too lazy to learn another one. Do you want to deprive individuals of being able to choose which language or languages they would like to learn and use? Do you also recommend that there only be one kind of food, one kind of dress, one kind of entertainment?

There is no problem of humanity. There are only individual human problems.
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Re: solving language

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Advocate wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:38 pm In order to get humanity's problems ironed out, we're going to have to solve this language problem.
In order to solve a problem, it must be defined first.

So, please explain what this problem is so that I can work on solving it with you.
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