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Auxlangs in conworlds, was Re: The Great Sundering

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Thursday, November 27, 2003, 21:00
In a message dated 11/27/2003 3:13:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
elemtilas@YAHOO.COM writes:

>I am >entertaining the idea of creating an IB auxlang. >But I think the idea is a nonstarter in IB, which >is a truly international and polyglot place. Even >the Americans *there* speak more than one >language.
I would think that would make them *more* likely to adopt an auxlang. *Here*, one obstacle to a constructed auxlang is that a handful of very widely spoken natlangs (of which English is currently the most prominent) have been available for internatinal communication. If no language in IB has the status that English has *here*, there will be more need and opportunity for a contructed auxlang. Doug