Re: Why we don't discuss auxlangs on CONLANG list
|From:||Logical Language Group <lojbab@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 5, 1998, 20:10|
>> The idea is to get the customer saying yes, yes, yes, this is good, yes I
>> would like that, and while they are saying yes, instead of no, slip in an "o
>> I'll write you up an order, ok?" Yes, the customers says before he realizes
>> what has happened. At least, that's what all the sales classes, courses,
>> books, articles, etc. teach. It's called "sales technique".
>It never works on me. I start with "I refuse to buy your product until
>and unless it meets the following criteria"--and then I don't buy until
And by definition, if there are merely 2 people who think like you in the world
and you do not agree, then a universal auxlang is impossible. The auxlanger
is better off writing you off as a lost sale and targetting others who are
more open-minded. In general, posts on the net are NOT aimed at convincing
the recipient, but at convincing the audience. (That auxlang posters
do poorly at this remains true for the most part).