Expressiveness is more important than learnability.
It's quite OK to speak in "baby talk" if you happen to be a baby.
A language can be useful even before you have learned the whole language.
There are often several good ways to say roughly the same thing.
Every linguistic utterance gets meaning from many contexts at once.
Your language is agnostic about which context you should optimize for today.
Your language does not ...
While I don't "love" Perl, I do love Larry Wall's "principles of human language" that influenced the design of Perl.
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