HW reading (B, C)

Read “Utopian for Beginners” by Joshua Foer for class on Friday.

As you read, underline/highlight and jot margin notes, considering the following questions:

  1. Which of the ideas in “Utopian for Beginners” do you find most interesting? Which of the invented languages described do you find most compelling?
  2. 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?
  3. How would you describe Nadsat from a phonoaesthetic perspective?