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Perfect Language

There is no such thing, because the communication channel between the speaker and the listener is always a noisy channel, with a lot of variation in the amount and quality of the noise. Rational ...
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What are the pros and cons of having adjectives appear first?

Which approach allows for the transfer of a higher amount of information bits per second? This is, as it turns out, a question that can be answered experimentally: neither. Coupé, Oh, Dediu, and ...
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Is there a human language with a continuous and differentiable morphology/phonology?

No. Human language is by nature discrete or even discretised. There are some parameters that can in principle vary continuously, like the length of vowels or the quality of vowels in the formant ...
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Words being marked for agreement, and prepared speech

Of course there is lot of linguistic research on how speakers present information in sentences. To mention just two fields here, Information structure or linguistic topology is about the order of ...
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How does order of prepositional phrases effect semantics?

For the larger picture: Yes there are categorisations of languages based on information structure. The most traditional terminology would call the two roles theme and rheme, more modern terminology ...
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