Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Hindi forces us to think about everything in terms of male and female. TV चल रहा है या TV चल रही है. Kannada and English don't have sounds. ख, त्त , थ. Punjabi doesn't have very strong notions of half letters. As we keep adding new words to the languages, it would be nice to add new sounds/letters also. Languages we use were invented long, long time ago. May be we should invented new languages which are keyboard friendly, capture enough sounds, have simple grammar, is easier to learn even for adults, stops forcing us to think in terms of male/female, is computer understandable (avoid NLP) and perhaps easy to work with Text-2-Speech & Speech-2-Text converters.