Why androids in space love the direct method

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The above is from the film Prometheus. There have been some interesting discussions on the invented language that is seen here being learned by David the android e.g. Language Log’s Proto-Indo-European in Prometheus?

However I have not seen anything on how David is learning the language. I recently watched Chia Suan Chong: A trip down the memory lane of methodology, @chiasuan, a fantastic potted history of methods in ELT and was inspired to play with the above scene. If you haven’t done so, do check out Chia doing her thing.

Hope it tickles your language fancy.

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