Re: Why we don't discuss auxlangs on CONLANG list
|From:||Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 5, 1998, 14:25|
On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Rick Morneau wrote:
> auxlangs that we have to keep in mind. Artlangers are not trying to
> "sell" their languages, while auxlangers ARE trying. Because of this,
> IAL designers have to be willing to listen to objective criticism of
> their designs, and some (most? all?) are simply not willing to do this.
In that case, IALers aren't trying to sell, they're trying to perform
religious conversions. I deal with a lot of company representatives, and
they're always happy to get an earful from me regarding their products.
They know that, if they can improve their product, they'll get more sales.
> In the early days of this list, I pointed out what I considered to be
> flaws in some auxlangs. The result was long heated arguments that got
> nowhere except to cause a lot of bad feelings.
And when I point out the flaws in a product to a salesman, he takes note,
and sometimes the product has been changed to suit.
> And then the fighting begins.
That's because so many IALers are simply irrational fanatics, not
attempting to produce a perfectable product.