Last week, IÂ was seated next to a beautiful woman on a plane,Â so of course I saidÂ hello. She said hello back, but that’s as far as the conversation went, because I found out very quickly that she didn’t speak English.Â She spokeÂ what I’m pretty sure was Czech, but it doesn’t matter. I don’t speak Czech, and communication beyond hello was going to be difficult.
Anyway, in that moment, I formulated today’s Afternoon Inquisition.
Should there be an officialÂ Global AuxiliaryÂ Language? If so, what language should it be? And aÂ follow-up question: Will language eventually evolve to beÂ one universal tongue (relative to this planet)?Â
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