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Re: Carashán, the solution

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, May 11, 2000, 22:53
>Well, IFAIR, someone had said that "the mystery language" > looked like an "evil twin of Esperanto." Then an "Evil Esperanto" >was postulated. So... > >Nothing in the mock-up was an attack on Esperanto.
I'd not use it to attack Esperanto. I just think it's silly and childish for some people i know to get THAT serious over any auxlang (I mean the ones who actively preach it as the savior of the world, and will "get rid of war forever" type). I've just found the more fundamentalist like Esperantists I know to be over sensitive when anything even slightly changes their language (I had one flame me for even suggesting that the language could have avoided the criticism of the accents over certain letters, if Zamenhof had used existing letters (since we all know in e-o, you have to pronounce each consonant separately)
Note: I do not intend to get into a war about Esperanto (and this list is of course not for that, as we all know ;)). I really don't care one way or another about the language itself, just the attitude i've gotten from fanatical adherents.
> >All it proves IMO is that "It's possible to design a bad >auxlang, if you really try."
> > >Regards to all, Leo Moser
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