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LWII: Return of the Euroclones (fi: Indika)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 11, 2003, 16:54
 --- Nikhil Sinha skrzypszy:

> After all these discussions, does Indika qualify to be a euroclone? Visit my > site again,
Ah, I see you have redone your pages. Beautiful work! Although it takes me an awful lot of time to load the dictionary pages, probably because Frontpage generates quite a lot of useless code. Perhaps you could consider to hand-code them at some point? (Look who is talking. Until recently, my pages were Word-generated! But it is true, HTML is not difficult at all, and quite fun actually) No, in my opinion Indika is not a euroclone. Its vocabulary is not European enough for that. It remains a difficult language to classify though, with its similarity to Esperanto. Tell me: is Indika really intended as a language for international communication? Or did you just pick any of the common purposes that constructed language have in order to justify the fun of creating a language? If the latter is the case, then I would abandon the idea of complete regularity. To my taste (and I am not alone in that) irregularities are the spice that give a language its special flavour. Based on what I have seen, Indika looks like a charming language, and it definitely has the potential of becoming a nice, quasi-natural language.
> New features have been added for Nihilosc and the site has been revised and > formatted.
Funny language. I would like to see more text samples of it (and of Indika too, BTW). One of our list members (Mike Ellis) formerly used the pseudonym "Nihil Sum", while another of our list member (Christophe Grandsire) has a conlang names "Narbonosc". Nothing strange that the name "Nihilosc" looks vaguely familiar ;)) . Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience


Nikhil Sinha <nsinha_in@...>