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yaaqov wrote

The key to neutrality wouldn't be to mix the world's languages together; there are far too many, and they differ from each other tremendously. Rather, we could look to evidence from child language acquisition, to creole languages, and other sources, to see what patterns are most learnable and universal and create a grammatical system based on that. The vocabulary items themselves are arbitrary; once a sound system is designed, actual word forms could just be generated by a computer. That way, everybody has the same challenge ahead of them. Now, I could imagine an argument for maintaining so-called ''international scientific vocabulary". But you get the idea.