Languages =/= word-based languages. Word-based languages are a subset of the total set of Languages. So, what’s a Language for? Communication. Ambiguity is a given within communication. Why are there so many words in word-based languages? Reduction (or amplification if transmitting secrets) of ambiguity. What’s required for communication? Effectiveness. Was the intent of the communication received and the reception of the communication reflected back to the sender?

Languages =/= word-based languages. Word-based languages are a subset of the total set of Languages.

So, what’s a Language for?

Communication.

Ambiguity is a given within communication.

Why are there so many words in word-based languages? Reduction (or amplification if transmitting secrets) of ambiguity.

What’s required for communication? Effectiveness. Was the intent of the communication received and the reception of the communication reflected back to the sender?

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