The Efficacy of Language

Before diving into computer science I briefly studied (human) linguistics. One of the facts they taught us had to do with the number of words in a language and the number of words it took to express something in that language. The more words you have available to you, the fewer you need to express a thought.

Put another way: the greater the range of words from which you can select, the greater the odds of you knowing a single word that expresses the thought you want to convey, and thus the fewer words you need to express your thoughts.

Put another way: the size of a language and the length of a sentence in that language are inversely proportional.

Put another way: eloquence obviates loquaciousness.