Semantics

China Miéville, English fantasy fiction writer.

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Language spoken in Washington, DC and by the one per cent. Requires ability to speak out of both sides of mouth at same time. Resembles language spoken in China Mieville‘s novel, Embassytown, in which aliens actually have two “mouths.” Human ambassadors in pairs to the aliens required special training to be able to speak to and understand the alien speech.

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