theres lots of first contact stories, and usually they mostly gloss over the establishment of a pidgin, like theyll mention it but its not the main focus, and thats fine, not every first contact story should be about linguistics, but it fills me with a longing for more stories about trying to bridge a communication gap like that, especially ones that question the ability for advanced abstract translation at all
not every first contact story should be about linguistics
dubious. every story should be about linguistics.
#anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #Middle Earth #language #the person I’m reblogging from also tagged it: #Almost Nowhere