Artificial language designed to allow a baseline or near-baseline to communicate the maximum amount of information in the briefest amount of time.

Brev makes use of the entire range of word sounds that the baseline voice is capable of, not just those belonging to a particular language group. Mostly used by those hu who prefer to avoid using direct mind to mind communication links. The written version of the language employs graphic ideograms. Speakers of Brev brag that they can compress an entire life history into into 5 sentences or 3 lines of ideographs.

Brev was invented during the early Empires period by a splinter faction of the Refugium Federation, Ecos Ascending

The language is so compact that a speaker can repeat themself three times before a "slow-language" speakere can say the same thing once. This repetition allows the listener to pick up the patterns of the sentence/paragraph more easily. Sometimes - especially among the cyborg augmented clades, there's a sort of back and forth patter in each exchange like information packets being sent:

C: Mary had a little lamb :receipt?: D: Mhall :receipt.: C: Whose fleece was white as snow :receipt?: D: Wffwwas :receipt.: C: :incorrect receipt.: :correction: Whose fleece was white as snow :receipt?: D: Wfwwas :receipt.: etc.

Because of Brev's vulnerability to errors/noise, a lot of effort has been put into reducing or eliminating such problems as the language was developed. One simple method was to eliminate the use of words that sound the same but mean different things. (deer/dear, to/to/too are examples in Information age English). Speed of delivery would not be as much of a factor as tone, prefix and suffix placement and the use of words built around all the phonemes to clearly get a point across without using a lot of individual words to do so. Which is not to say that it would be impossible to be misunderstood, just harder and with a lot more information being misunderstood in one chunk.
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 31 December 2007.