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For the sake of economy, we have to leave a lot of information out of everything we say, and one of our special human abilities is to make that economy itself eloquent and informative. Kidspeak is a classic instance of compression in balance with concision. What sounds limited and repetitive to the outsider is, to the knowing listener, as nuanced as a Henry James passage.

Adam Gopnik on the conscientiousness of Kidspeak: http://nyr.kr/1naMwO5 (via newyorker)