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minority IALs (was: A BrSc a?)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 18:59
At 12:03 am +0000 1/5/02, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 20:20:51 +0100 >> From: Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
> >> Generally so - but I believe there is still a following for (reformed) >> Volap¸k and some keen souls are trying to revive SolReSel. Bob Petrie >> claims some success for his Speedwords revival; and the Glosa-pe, I >> believe, have quite a following and there are those who take up >> Interlingua. Good for them - I say! Variety is the spice of life. > >At the risk of being snarky, I'll comment that --- no wait, I mean, to >make a sociological observation --- there are other motivations to >join an IAL group besides using or even learning it. >
> >Of course Esperanto has its hordes of eternaj komencantoj (-cx-?) too, >but I do wonder how many proponents of the smaller langs who are in it >for the sheer politics of it all.
Some certainly - you only have spend a while on Auxlang to realize that. But we mustn't tar all with the same brush. I'm had interesting and non-flammable duscussions with the odd proponent of Inrerlingua, e.g. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ====================== XRICTOC ANECTH ======================