Part 1 chapter 5

What is Syme doing to the language?

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Syme is a Newspeak specialist working on the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. He goes into great detail about his work, discussing the greatness he sees in the destruction of words and the simplification of language. For instance, why does a language need the word "bad," when "ungood" is sufficient? Syme claims that Oldspeak will be obsolete by the year 2050.