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OT: Creoles, Pidgins, and whether Auxlangers study them

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Thursday, July 1, 2004, 9:09
Just out of interest, does anyone know of any (relatively) sucessful
auxlangs whose creators have studied pidgins and creoles for ideas?
Creoles and pidgins are, afterall, auxlangs created by (at least two)
whole communities based on what they find easy and convenient as a means
of intercommunication. Surely it makes sense to study them if you want
to create an artificial language doing the same job, just like it makes
sense to study the real thing if you want to create an artificial heart
or something like that to find out the design requirements. Mixing
together Indo-European languages seems like an odd approach to make
something "easy".


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Mark P. Line <mark@...>