Re: LUNATIC again
|From:||Robert J. Petry <ambassador@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 4, 1998, 0:16|
Sally Caves wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Nov 1998, Robert J. Petry wrote:
> [kut]I should actually reword my question:
> How do these various auxlangs perceive the option
> of working together or for each other? As I peruse
> John's Lojban pages, I note that Lojban often uses
> Esperanto to spread news about itself.
I'm not sure how all the folks perceive this. I see it as a form of "inspired"
friendly competition which spurs people on to accomplish their goals. But, then
again, some see any kind of competition as "wrong". If I knew it were no problem, I
would use more Occidental here and on Auxlang as a form of communication versus
using quotes as I have done in the past to let people see what Occidental looks
like. However, it was designed to be used for communication with people who had not
studied it, and spoke different languages. So, here and on auxlang there are some
potential problems with doing this. One of them certainly is, we all to my knowledge
can use English, and there are no speakers here who speak other than English.
Therefore, for me to actively use Occidental here and on auxlang sort of defeats the
purpose of an IAL. It's purpose is to be used in situations where cross language
barriers communication needs to be done. We don't need that here. And, there are
other protocol problems with using it here. However, on my Occidental websites, like
John's pages, I use Occidental almost 100% That way, should anyone look at them,
English, German, Swedish, etc. most would be able to get the gist of what I am
trying to communicate. And, like John, I have a page there in Esperanto, and on the
Rap Lin Rie page is an Interlingua page explaining RLR courtesy of one of the
Interlinguists. That is one way to help each other, use each other's languages where
appropriate to get them exposed to the world.
> > I believe the three most used languages of this kind, Volapu"k, Esperanto, and
> > Occidental up to the second world war, are still basically the same today,
> > although there have been attempts at reform. But no reform yet has attained
> > even the size Volapu"k achieved at its height.
> Does Volapuk still have a big fan following?
Volapu"k now has a new but small presence on the web again somewhere. However, I
don't know how many folks use it.
> I found the webpage...that is one of the webpages.
> I seemed to have forgotten Richard Kennaway's helpful
Al l sue,