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WOT: auxlangs! (was Re: babel and english)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 19:44
In a message dated 20.08.2001 03:17:28 PM, scooter@BUSER.NET writes:

>auxlangs have a more concrete and theoretically 'perfect' goal in mind of
>communication, therefore the aim is more scientific.
*snarfle* "more scientific"? ROTFFLMFAO As a former Interlingua and Glosa IAList, I can say with some justification that the idea of one IAL or auxlang for the world is not a very scientific endeavor. It MAYBE possible to create an useable one for Western European nations and its former colonies, but an auxlang for the world seems to be impossible for many reasons besides linguistic ones...and pointless in the face of the mass appeal/seduction of the English language. Perhaps there will be a day when a vastly different English is spoken/used world-wide as an auxlang.
>Alas, the features of such >a theoretically 'perfect' language are still very open to debate.
SEE Richard Harrison's essay "Farewell to Auxilary languages" (I believe that is the title) at: czHANg