On the small Greek Island of Lesvos, a new version of the English language can be overheard in the detention centre at Moria. It is here where English is going through an "accelerated development", with its own distinct grammar and idiom emerging.
"One striking change is the systematic simplification of vocabulary.Words are added as well as stripped away. Words tend to be used in their simplest possible form: I am sleep to Moria."
The Lesvos English showcases the extraordinary ways that people adjust and communicate as they try to survive a humanitarian emergency.
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