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George Orwell - The new speak of 1984

Newspeak is the language that the new totalitarian regime is going to introduce in district 1 (Britain)
- every long term government/predominant society tries to introduce its own language
- the opposite of Old Speak ( standard English)
- based on few principles:
1. reduction of vocabulary
2. elimination of all "dangerous words" ( freedom, rebellion, vengeance)/
- all secondary meanings were prohibited (in new speak the word - free - still exists, but it can only be used in statements such as "this dog is free from lice" or "this field is free from weeds": it cannot be used in its old sense of " politically free
3. simplification of syntax, grammar, pronunciation
4. manipulating words means manipulating thoughts, the fewer words I have, the fewer thoughts you have( I cannot give a voice to my real thoughts or form them)
5. It' also a clear break with the past, according to the needs of the present
The regime predicts that NewSpeak will be effective by the year 2050.

Example of George Orwell new speak
- all verbs become regular
- all adjectives end with full
- all verbal noun - er

Goodthink "orthodoxy, the ideology allowed by the regime"
- Goodthinked
- Goodthinking
- Goodthinkful
- Goodthinkwise
- Goodthinker

Simplification of pronunciation
- Ministry of Truth - Minitrue
- Ministry of Piece - Minipax
- Ministry of Love - Miniluv

Language is always a central element which communicates and expresses the thoughts in that society. Language has been changed rapidly. It has kept the pace with the rapid changes in technology.

Stanley Kubrick's Min Lan is another example Apollo 13
Huston-Ground control
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown,
engines on
Check ignition
and may God's love be with you

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff

This is Ground Control
to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule
if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating
in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past
one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go

Tell my wife I love her very much
she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead,
there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

Here am I floating
round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

In Italy during the '60 the television united Italy linguistically.

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