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Aymara

Aymara is the name of a south-american people and of their language. The Aymara are native to the Andes region of Bolivia and Peru. Aymara is an official language in both nations. The Aymara were established in the region for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.

Aymara, the language, is cited by the author Umberto Eco in The Search for the Perfect Language[?] as a language of immense flexibility and capable of accomodating many neologisms[?]. Ludovico Bertonio[?] published Arte de lengua Aymara[?] in 1603. He remarked the language was particularly useful for expressing abstract concepts. In 1860 Emeterio Villamil de Rada[?] suggested it was the language of Adam, (La Lengua de Adan).

Aymara is based on a three value logic system giving a capability of expressing modal subtleties which many other languages can only express clumsily. Guzman de Rosas[?] has suggested that it be used as an intermediary language for computerised translation.



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