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Are some human languages significantly less ambiguous than others?

Has anyone attempted to quantify the relative ambiguity of languages and to rank them? Your timing is excellent! The most comprehensive study I've seen on this topic was published less than a week ...
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Are some human languages significantly less ambiguous than others?

Languages per se are not ambiguous or not ambiguous. Rather, instances of language - sentences, phrases, words... - are. All natural languages evolved to allow varying degrees of ambiguity/...
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Does Lojban really have “unambiguous resolution of sounds into words”?

This was an important consideration in the design of Lojban, so while I haven't gone through the process of verifying it myself, I'm fairly confident that it is true for most of the language. (Since ...
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Does Lojban really have “unambiguous resolution of sounds into words”?

There is a potential area of ambiguity in Lojban phonetics with regard to something called a "buffer vowel". A "buffer vowel" is an optional epenthetic vowel used to break up consonant clusters. It ...
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Why are artificial languages created always by individuals and not by international institutions?

While this may not be an answer to your question exactly your question is one I've asked myself before. But this is what I settled on. The curious and beautiful anomaly of Hangul. Korean didn't ...
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