Helge Kåre Fauskanger, Read in (I was twelve!) The Newspeak Appendix states: “It was expected that Newspeak would have finally superseded . The Ingsoc logo as represented in the John Hurt film Nineteen Eighty-Four. Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state and the setting of the novel In “The Principles of Newspeak”, the appendix to the novel, George Orwell explains that Newspeak usage follows most of the English grammar, yet. A list of words from the fictional language Newspeak that appears in George Orwell’s Nineteen Newspeak Dictionary, Newspeak words from George Orwell’s including the movie; Searchable Detailed Summary of

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LitCharts From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. Download this Lit Guide! Themes and Colors Key. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme inwhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The Appendix describes Newspeak in more detail than was possible in the narrative parts of Newspeak, the official language of Ingsoc and Oceania, was not commonly spoken or written, except in newspaper articles.

It was expected to replace Appendid, or Standard English, byin the perfected version embodied by the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak dictionary.

The purpose of Newspeak was to make heretical thought impossible by eliminating undesirable words, and stripping existing words of unorthodox and secondary meanings. Even negative terms such as “bad” have been eliminated, replaced by words like “ungood.


Newspeak is part of the Party’s efforts at reality control. The idea is that language provides the means by which people think, and therefore if the Party can remove apppendix the language all the means by which people can think rebellious or even original thoughts, then it in fact removes people’s ability to think those thoughts.

Related Quotes with Explanations. In Newspeak, all parts of speech are interchangeable. A single word can be used as verb, appendid, adjective, or adverb. Adjectives and adverbs were formed by adding the suffixes —ful and —wise, and prefixes such as un- plus- ante- up- down.

The prefix doubleplus- could be used to further modify or intensify a word. Any uniqueness or individuality in the language is removed.

Just as no people in the Party have unique roles, now words have unique roles. There are three distinct classes of Newspeak words: The A vocabulary consisted of simple words intended to express concrete objects or physical actions such as for eating, drinking, and working. All secondary meanings from these words are stripped away, so that they mean only exactly what they are meant to mean.

The B vocabulary consists of compound words used for political purposes, such as “goodthink,” and are designed to create ideological conformity among all Party members.

Many B vocabulary names were commonly abbreviated, and a gabbling style of pronunciation called duckspeak encouraged, with the intention of making speech nearly independent of thought. The C vocabulary consisted of scientific and technical terms, appendixx was seldom used in everyday speech. The vocabulary of Newspeak contains no words that refer to abstract or complicated thoughts or concepts.


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There is no “honor,” “courage,” “shame,” “dignity,” “freedom. Without those words, the people literally can’t think complicated thoughts, can’t think about their feelings.

They can only think about objects or newxpeak terms. By limiting language, Newspeak limits thought. The restricted vocabulary of Newspeak made it impossible to express unorthodox opinions or think heretical thoughts.

List of Newspeak words

Certain crimes could no longer be committed because they were nameless and therefore unimaginable. For instance, the Declaration of Independence could only be translated using the single word “crimethink. By limiting thought, Newsppeak eliminates the possibility for people to think unique thoughts, to be unique, to express themselves in any way that might allow themselves to see themselves as individuals.

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