On Friday 17 January 2003 9:09 pm, Christopher Wright wrote: > Peter Bleackley sekalge: > >"Future English"- now there's a conlang idea for > >somebody - is anybody doing anything along those lines? I imagine > > there'd > > >be some Spanish influence, possibly some from Indian languages too. > > *ponders* Why would Sanskrit or Urdu influence English? The huge recent influx of Indian/Pakistani immigrants into Britain. There's quite a lot of them. I think we might see a split between European English and American English, with the former influenced by Hindustani, and the latter by Spanish.