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Memento mori.

A language is dead when it is possible to know everything about it that exists to know. There are no new native speakers being born, no vowel shifts and consonant drift, no slang being coined, no idioms and memes developing daily and disappearing faster than they can be documented. All extant samples of the language, by its original native speakers, are recorded, analyzed, and used as teaching materials for non-native learners of the language.

A dead language can be contained in (whatever remains of) its entirety by a single mind, without that mind knowing the language as a mother tongue, but only as a professional academic interest. One may not be merely an expert in a dead language; one may be a definitive authority on it, knowing every conceivable word that is documented of it, as well as every inflection that could additionally be inferred based on that language's…

She was waiting in the living room for him—the very incarnation of desire in a diaphanous peignoir, with her hair falling in loose waves to her shoulders, her perfume scenting the room. She was sex, excitement, eternal woman. She was all of Melvin

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Tantarous, lesser demon and denizen of the Northern Demesne of Pandemonium, tore breathlessly down the empty hall. What had been a place as familiar as the back of his hand seemed to transform into a terrible, enclosing maze. The rough rock walls seemed suddenly sharp and jagged. The stone floor, polished smooth by the feet of hellions over the millennia, reflected his terrified expression.

He…

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