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 crippledcross-
> > over between Italian and Spanish.
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.
"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.
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