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Why Creating A Perfect Language Is Impossible (It'll Never Stay That Way)
Amateur linguist John Quijada spent three decades creating a new language that was as perfectly logical, consistent and precise as possible. When he published his manual on the Web in 2004, specialists hailed his achievement. Then enthusiasts started using the language - and requesting changes. Then they started making the changes themselves. The New Yorker 12/24/12
Posted December 21, 2012 12:42 AM




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