Does anyone want to discuss the disintegration of the English language and how this might suggest the collapse of the Western financio-military empire?
Or would everyone rather talk about the difference between Canadian and American English, and what Vancouver is like in the winter?
When your language has lost its ability to communicate nuance, I guess this really limits the intellectual range of what you can discuss. Let me try to limit the following section of this post to what the English language seems to be striving for:
How do you like my new barbecue? It has a lot of special features.
Would you like another hamburger?
When is your next vacation?
How do you like your new Hyundai?
This kind of commercially-focussed vocabulary and sentence structure makes it difficult to discuss more serious subjects such as Societal collapse
Encyclopedia.com wrote:The Stoics of ancient Greece took the view that languages decay, whereas some social Darwinians in the 19–20c have held that languages improve as they evolve.
So Social Darwinists believe that languages evolve and improve. Social Darwinism has long been discredited as a fake science of the rich - like scientific racism has. Stoicism is just emotionless thinking about reality. Which do you practice when you speak or write?
Language Death wiki wrote:Language Death signs and symptoms
3. loss of phonological contrasts;
5. changes in word order;
6. morphological loss, such as was seen in Scottish Gaelic in East Sutherland, Scotland (Dorian: 1978) as fluent speakers still used the historic plural formation, whereas semi-speakers used simple suffixation or did not include any plural formation at all;
7. synthetic morphosyntax may become increasingly analytic;
8. syntactic loss (i.e. lexical categories, complex constructions);
10 loss of word-formation productivity;
11 style loss, such as the loss of ritual speech;
12 morphological leveling;
13 analogical leveling.
The OP and subsequent posts of mine refer to 9. relexification:
Relexification wiki wrote:In linguistics, relexification is a mechanism of language change by which one language changes much or all of its lexicon, including basic vocabulary, with the lexicon of another language, without drastically changing the relexified language's grammar. The term is principally used to describe pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages
So it appears that the English language is going through a process of "relexification" just like pidgin and creole did. Except that, while those two languages slowly moved towards mixing African and European languages... the English lexicon is being transformed into advertising slogans.
A language of advertising slogans will NOT be useful in surviving the natural environment. This might be a lot more serious than people realize.