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Toujours plus court ! The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything


Mis à jour : 13 Mar 2016

In Chinese, the word computer translates directly as electric brain.

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.

In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.

These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.

“It is by metaphor that language grows,” writes the psychologist Julian Jaynes. “The common reply to the question ‘What is it?’ is, when the reply is difficult or the experience unique, ‘Well, it is like —.’”

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Toujours moins de mots pour tout dire !!! Le rêve n'est-ce pas ? 100, c'est encore trop : 0-1, cela fait deux mots, ou plutôt un bit à deux valeurs, tout dire et penser sur un seul bit valant 0 ou 1 ! Rien de plus facile et tout le monde peut se comprendre ! Voilà enfin un beau projet !