A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAO

Thu, 3 Mar '22
___ People's Democratic Republic
Sat, 12 Feb '22
People with a language of the same name
Fri, 11 Feb '22
Language spoken along the Mekong
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Vientiane local
Thu, 6 Jan '22
Language in which most words are monosyllabic
Thu, 18 Nov '21
___-tzu
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Language in the Tai family
Mon, 10 May '21
Language akin to Thai
Tue, 6 Apr '21
Language akin to Thai
Mon, 15 Mar '21
Philosopher ___-tzu
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Language not traditionally written with spaces between words
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Philosopher ___-tzu