[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Sep 9 13:09:39 BST 2020


On Wed, 9 Sep 2020 09:53:29 +0200, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

>Am 09.09.2020 um 04:25 schrieb Zan Lynx:
>> On 9/8/20 5:10 PM, Raymond Collins wrote:
>>> Back in the nineties UCSC had classes in conversational Klingon. One
>>> of the
>>> reasons to teach Klingon was so that negotiators could talk amongst
>>> themselves during negotiations without being understood by the other
>>> team.
>>
>> I would worry about culture coming across with the language. I believe
>> speaking Klingon makes one more aggressive and concerned with honor.
>>
>> Two negotiating teams both trained in Klingon might end the negotiation
>> by drawing their pens and assaulting each other in an all-out war for
>> dominance.
>
>shades of
>
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babel-17
>
Or The Languages of Pao (Jack Vance).
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