Re: Talk: Auxlangs
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 1, 2004, 5:25|
On Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 02:31 , Xun GONG wrote:
> Aiola is just another Lango Auksilara Europina(yes anyone here can
> understand this, although this is not of any auxlangs). (I would rather
> it another Latino Sans Flexo)
Welcome - it's nice to have a non-western perspective.
> FAMILIAR VOCABULARY. I'm a native Chinese speaker. "Aiola uses a word
> is common to at least several of the major Western European languages"
Hardly neutral, as someone observed.
> 4example, "akwo", looks like 'aqua' or 'agua'. But in chinese it's
> 'shuei'(North Mando), 'suei'(South Mando, Canto, Shanghai...),
> 'tsuei'(Hokkien, Taiwanese...). Any of them look like 'akwo'? I dont
> think so.
I guess the only way to get a really neutral vocabulary is to have it
generated randomly according to the phonotactics of the language. Which
is what Classical Yiklamu did :)
So Classical Yiklamu with its neutral vocabulary and (almost) 100%
disambiguity is surely the ideal AIAL, so....
On Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 04:18 , Mark P. Line wrote:
> David Peterson said:
>> Okay, I'm obviously not going to remember the name of this IAL, but it's
>> website was gorgeous, with a flash intro and everything, and it had a
>> correspondance course that they expected you to pay real money for, etc.
> Clearly, I've been missing out on an opportunity.
> Effective immediately, Polymathix is offering a correspondence course on
> Classical Yiklamu. This 12-year course will acquaint the motivated student
> with the full breadth and depth of the language. On day 1, you will master
> the sounds, writing and grammar of Classical Yiklamu. The remainder of the
> course will be dedicated to vocabulary training.
So there you are folks.....
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760