Going further in fewer words

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta’s forthcoming book ‘The Edge of the Sky’ takes an interesting approach to language and its constraints. He writes about a mind-bogglingly huge subject — the universe, and everything in it. But he uses only the most common 1000 words in the English language.

What do you think of this self-imposed constraint?

Image: Space as seen by Hubble.
Really, really big and beautiful. What other words do you need? (Image by Hubble ESA (CC BY 2.0))

What would some of your everyday communication look like if you followed these limits?

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