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Introducing Idino: La Lingvo Inturnacia por la duduk unuacuntjaro!

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 4:06
LOL!  This is great!  Of course, everyone knows that the TRUE IAL is
Volafek (/volaf@k/), in which nearly every word, by pure coincidence, of
course, happens to resemble a swear word and/or racial slur.  :-)

> It is euphonious and beautiful. It has a strict > penultimate stress rule and final vowels on most > words, which make it sound just like Italian (only > better, because Idino has way more sounds than > Italian), which objectively is one of the world's most > beautiful languages.
No, no! Georgian is the world's most beautiful language! ;-)
> Esperanto wisely recognises that vowels are tedious > and should be kept to a minimum, and yet does not go > far enough in this. To improve matters, we have > removed the unnecessary letter e.
So, how do you say "Esperanto" in Idino? Spranto? :-)
> tx (like the > th in thin) dx (a click), bx (a voiced bilabial > fricative), rx (a flap), and nx (like the ng in sing). > The newly revamped, smaller, yet more international > vocabulary makes good use of these!
But, what about implosives and ejectives? We need at least 100 sounds! :-)
> 2. Phonotactics > > What's that?
I think it means "tactics to ensure that someone phones you" ;-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42