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Re: Fave conlangs

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, March 25, 2002, 14:04
 --- John Cowan wrote:
> > Esperanto, which looks to me like a crippled
> > over between Italian and Spanish. > > Added.
Oops. Sorry, sometimes I express myself in a more provocative way than I actually intend to. I have nothing in particular against international auxlangs, although I don't believe very much in the idea, but I really admire those who did such an effort to create and advocate them. What I wanted to say about Esperanto, is that it does not meet my own personal taste for languages. This is a feeling that I have with most Romance-based auxlangs, in the case of Ido or Interlingua even worse. Volapük is, in my opinion, a nice exception; not a beautiful language, but definitely a funny one. It was not my intention to insult anybody; I apologize if I did. Jan ===== "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J. Michael Straczynski __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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