Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

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Futurese -- American in 3000 AD

Thanks to anastasiav for the pointer to this delightful examination of the future evolution of the American language. Unlike the usual hackery, this is a serious piece of speculative science, using the history of the language and its phonology to make some relatively educated guesses about where things might go over a thousand years. It documents each step along the way, and lists a bunch of words and phrases at the end, showing what they would turn into. It's quite frank that this is all wild speculation, but it's at least speculation by someone with a clue what they're talking about, showing one consistent and plausible evolutionary path.

Fun stuff for any language geek, but baron_steffan in particular *must* take a look at it -- I'm sure you'll find it a blast...

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