Real-Time Language Change

We spent a good part of last year looking at how writing — and therefore reading — changed since its inception thousands of years ago till the present day (for links to all those blogs, click here). What’s interesting now, is there is at least one language that is changing in real-time, the language of Laos.

The Washington Post recently published a wonderful article on the back-and-forth change of the alphabet of the Laotian language through the lens of the development of its culture. Rather than paraphrase that article, here is the link so you can read the whole thing yourself and form your own opinions:

We would love to hear what you think about language development in general and the Laotian changes in specific. Please post your comments in the space below.


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