I know almost no one in linguistics and one of the questions they seem more qualified to answer than any other science is, what is the best language? That is, we speak English, but if we invented our own language bearing in mind how we learn (the strengths and weaknesses of the language centers of our brains), could we invent a more efficient language? Which languages are more efficient than English? Is there any truth to the blanket statement that the Chinese are better at mathematics because their language (and by extension, their thinking) lends itself to proficiency in math? Is this something linguistics is designed to study?