Do you know what “crosstalk” is?
It is precisely because of the tone of the person’s last use that the statement made by someone sounds like a problem. Also known as High rise terminal (HRT) or rising inflection point.
People have been doing this now. This phenomenon started in Australia about 40 years ago and spread to the United States. It is now common in all ages throughout the English-speaking countries.
Now imagine the existence of interplanetary settlements on other planets. There are isolated human communities. Immigrants from the earth arrived in a colony that has lived in space for many years.
In a future era handed down from generation to generation, will humans be able to communicate with each other?
Old and new colonists may have difficulty understanding each other, and the people sent to the “home” of the earth and the information received from them may soon become meaningless.
They are in New article Published on Future law, Is a journal of the European Space Agency Advanced Concept Group.
The authors say that as communities become more and more isolated, the language is gradually dispersed. Therefore, not only will the language change rapidly between the colonists in the isolated interplanetary settlement, but the passengers on the spacecraft will also quickly change.
“If you have used 10 generations on this ship, new ideas will emerge, new social problems will emerge, people will create ways to talk about these ideas, and these will become the unique vocabulary of the ship,” Andrew McCann Andrew McKenzie said that the professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas co-authored “Language Development in Interstellar Travel” with Jeffrey Punske, an assistant professor of linguistics at Southern Illinois University.
The authors say that if the crew is physically and socially disconnected from Earth, then about 200 years will be enough time for major changes. If the community is small, it may only be a lifetime. They inferred from examples on Earth; from 1500 to 1800, Polynesians settled in the South Pacific, and in the 1800s, English-speaking people settled in remote colonies in New Zealand until Texas developed a unique “Dirk” The “Saas-German” dialect lasted for three generations until the First World War.
MacKenzie said: “People on earth may never know these new words unless there is a reason to tell them, and the farther they are, the less chance they have to talk to their families.” Generations will pass by, not on earth Anyone can talk to these interstellar travelers. “You don’t want to tell them too much, because they will only find out after a few years, and then you will receive their echo after a few years.”
For years of voyages, dialects may merge. New generations of dialects and even new languages can consolidate the mission for generations.
The individual connection between the interstellar traveler and the colonists and the earth will soon disappear. “If we have “Earth English” and “Ship English”, and they have been different for many years, you must learn a little Earth English to send back information, or read the instruction manual and information that comes with the ship.” McKenzie ) In the English-centered research, just to emphasize some broad concepts.
Moreover, the language of returning to the earth will also change, so the language of communication between humans related to the earth and colonial humans will become an ancient language used only for this purpose. Does anyone want or need to learn how to communicate with people on earth? Or vice versa?
The author recommends keeping the older English form purely for ceremonial or religious purposes.
They also suggested that the crew of ships arriving in the colony may want to learn the local language before arriving to prevent discrimination. They wrote: “Every new ship essentially transfers language immigrants to foreign countries.” “Will children and grandchildren be discriminated against before they learn the local language?”
So, the next time you look up at the stars, remember that one day there may be a spaceship with humans desperately trying to learn to make all their voices sound like a problem.
I wish you a clear sky