Read “Utopian for Beginners” by Joshua Foer for class on Friday.
As you read, underline/highlight and jot margin notes, considering the following questions:
- Which of the ideas in “Utopian for Beginners” do you find most interesting? Which of the invented languages described do you find most compelling?
- Quijada says that “every individual language does at least one thing better than every other language.” What does Nadsat do best? Not do well enough?
- How would you describe Nadsat from a phonoaesthetic perspective?