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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.
> BTW. > I found the webpage...that is one of the webpages. > I seemed to have forgotten Richard Kennaway's helpful > pages.
[kut] Al l sue, Bob, x+