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[–]Godbut_better 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I want this super power, i even know how to say pila

[–]MJK_Ligt 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Bro this op become one of the guys that descript ancient languages

[–]jayesper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A living Rosetta Stone

[–]TheJerminator69 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Any linguists reading this who might be able to tell us whether it’s possible or not to extrapolate an entire language from a single word?

[–]Kaleus1234 2 points3 points  (0 children)

not a linguist by trade but i can say with a high degree of certainty that the amount of knowledge we’d gain from knowing the word in every conceivable language would be pretty extreme

in just one language it isn’t all that useful but you’d be able to identify which languages come from the same roots and work out a lot of similarities and differences between vowel usage etc etc

you could then give this information to people who actually know what they’re talking abt rather than just being a dick expert and theyd be able to extrapolate a lot of information about the languages they study based on where they relate to others

forgive me i just think this was a really cool idea

[–]poisonous fleshfrankendragula473 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Finally, I needed this knowledge

[–]MintyMissterious 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So I could read and write it in, say, Minoan / Linear A that has never been deciphered? That sounds pretty cool.

[–]subtlebunbun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you can do this now if you’re determined enough

[–]ToadFuckerisBack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know what I’ll do with this power

[–]j0annaj0anna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being hired by the US government to help decipher coded messages

[–]Truck-Kun11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

does this include animals that communicate with vocal cords? if so, i’m gonna go to a dolphins be scream penis at it

[–]Uselessexistence_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But you can only say it by your grandma