IkebanaZombi30 karma2020-05-20 20:12:45 UTC
Do you ever feel that the supply of possible ideas for conlangs strikingly different from natural languages will run out?
The reason I ask is that when I was a kid (several decades ago) I read a lot of science fiction short stories that relied on some amazing new science fictional idea for the twist in the tale. But it turned out that the supply of that sort of "Wow!" idea was finite. I don't mean that good science fiction stopped being written, but the era of the story that could be carried by the sheer novelty of its central idea is over. I'm wondering if the same will happen for conlangs.
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