Last edited 10 April 2022
An official language of Foundation Operation X is a language that has been adopted by Foundation Operation X, which is an official organisation, after a public or private language challenge of the Operation X team. Being official in this context thus means ‘being endorsed by the official organisation called Foundation Operation X after a language challenge.’ A language becomes an adopted and therefore official language when the Operation X team uses it for internal communication or for posting articles on the multilingual blog of Operation X after a language challenge. A language cannot become an official language of Operation X unless (a) it has been successfully acquired through a language challenge and (b) it is actually used by the organisation. Relationship with (a) is vital to understand, as the language challenge is the process by which the official adoption of the language is ritually initiated. A language challenge, in the context of Operation X work, is the study of a language with the goal of attaining native-level fluency within a short period of time. The official adoption is often ceremonially completed by a ritual first meeting with the last speakers, which may be regarded as a final exam or rite of passage. The official adoption is thus a process of mutual acceptance between Operation X and the language community. Operation X regards itself as part of the language community after a successful language challenge. Official adoption of languages by Operation X is binding: Once a language becomes adopted, it can never become unadopted again.