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Natlang-based "IAL pidgins" (was: Bigbabytalk -a primitive language for AI)

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 12:10
--- Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:

> Yep - but the problem is that people tend to have an aversion towards > what > looks like a butchered form or caricature of their own language. > > I don't why Danny is prejudiced against an English-based IAL or > global-pidgin - it may be, and certainly would be for many > anglophones, > that such things look like caricatures of English.
Well, one of the two reasons is exactly what you just mentioned -- a butchered form of a natlang. The other more important reason is my experience as an American, a feeling (stemming from cynicism obviously) of my country trying to ruling the world in at least one sense... And the fact that I'm not an American; I'm a Texan. ;]
> I'm told that Esperanto causes distaste among some Italian speakers > because > it appears to them like some distortion of their own language.
Another reason I'm more skeptical as ever about IAL's, though Esperanto alone shows some real promise. It impresses many more than it offends, or it will at least. DaW. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - Free email you can access from anywhere!