Breitbart has an article about spoken English in England, circa 2050:
the “th” sound will have vanished from the English spoken in London… One of the first things to go will be the “th” sound, which will be replaced with “f”, “v” or “d”, so “mother” could become “muvver” and “think” will evolve into “fink”.
the letters “l” and “t” will be dropped from the ends of words, so “text” will be “tex” and the name “Paul” will be the same as “paw”.
They also cite The Telegraph article for even more language changes.
The Telegraph reports that Multicultural London English, which is influenced by the capital’s Asian, African and Caribbean communities, will also soften some words so “cute” will be pronounced “coot” and “beauty” becomes “booty”.
Okay, we will need to have all of the futuristic sci-fi that is in English AND uses trailing “l” or “t” words, or any words beginning with “th” re-shot immediately. The time traveler flicks will also need to be modified, but only the sections covering 2050 and later…
I believe the biggest offender will be The Time Machine, 1960 version. A later follow up with the 1978 made for tv version and the 2002 version will also need to be redone.
Do you think it will be a lot of trouble to re-shoot all of the Star Trek series? Maybe they can just dub over existing footage…
The article did not mention if the letters would disappear from the written form of English…
Thank goodness we can all fall back and use Latin. No foreigners have messed with it for at least 100 years. One good thing about dead languages, they don’t evolve.