Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
19 July 2017
I recently watched Arrival. It gets off to a slow start but is entertaining as several plot twists appear. The view of language put forth in the film strikes me as very unrealistic. The difficulty in communicating with aliens who are making an attempt to communicate with humans probably wouldn't involve the formal aspects of language. (Intelligent beings can presumably simplify their language after all.) It would probably be more an issue of grasping alien meanings and concepts.