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Fine Language in a Volatile World

Human speech and writing are the truest expressions of our creativity and emotions, having led to beautiful fiction and records of our bittersweet history. While the importance of languages to our civilization is undeniable, there have often been discussions on their overly complicated and nonhomogeneous nature, and how this may be fixed if truly an issue. Constructed languages such as Esperanto, artificial modifications of rules or vocabulary, and the rising popularity of skim-reading, summaries and bite-sized news are examples of consequences of the perceived obsolescence of complex literary language in a volatile world.