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Re: One language for the world

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2000, 16:22
On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

> I am not familiar with the details of the case, but I have to ask: to what > extent was the language already _de facto_ an auxiliary language?
To a very great extent. BI's immediate ancestor, Bazaar Malay, had been a trade language in the archipelago for centuries. -- John Cowan "You need a change: try Canada" "You need a change: try China" --fortune cookies opened by a couple that I know