MindPerformanceHacks 2fLearnAnArtificialLanguage

Hack #51: Learn an Artificial Language

Since the language you speak influences your thoughts, speak some unusual languages and open your mind to unusual thoughts.

Additions and Suggestions

As an alternative to artificial languages, there is a massive diversity of natural languages, many of which are very different to English. These may again help open the mind and help think in different ways, in a similar way to conlangs. They have obvious other benefits, in that they generally have many more speakers and a much richer literature and culture than conlangs.

The most commonly learned languages for English speakers tend to be other western European languages like Spanish, French and German. In many ways, these are not all that different to English, so may not really open up to new thoughts in the way that we are looking for with this hack. Here are some suggestions for natural languages that are widely spoken and interesting from a mind hacks point of view.



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Ron Hale-Evans

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