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Acadon (was: Lingwa de Planeta (LdP) introductory course

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Sunday, August 5, 2007, 14:30 wrote:
>>[] On Behalf Of Philip Newton > > >>On 8/4/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
>>>Not so - it was certainly by Leo Moser in his Acadon project. >>> > > I liked his design criteria and agree with a lot of what is said, but > don't see anything on the language itself.
Yes indeed - I haven't looked at the site for some time and was surprised to find practically all the stuff on the language itself is no longer there. I wonder why - maybe some revision is going on. I have information on my hard-disk about an earlier version of the language. I too like Leo's approach at truly maximum universality with his vocabulary. He looks at far more languages than just " the major European tongues (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian), along with Chinese, Russian, Hindi and Arabic." But I was disappointed with Acadon's phonology & orthography (and Leo know that I am). For example, while adopting |c| = /k/ might be fine for Sindarin or Quenya, I'm not persuaded that it's a good idea for an intended international auxiliary. AFAIK the convention of using only |c| for /k/ in all environments is confined now* to Welsh and to Irish & Scots Gaelic (it ain't even "Celtic" - neither Manx, Cornish nor Breton does this). *I know it was once done in Latin also. But the various modern conventions used in different countries for pronouncing Latin do not always observe this. It may be that this convention will have changed when (if?) Acadon's linguistic stuff comes back onto the Internet, but somehow I doubt it. BTW - -- Ray ================================== ================================== Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu. There's none too old to learn. [WELSH PROVERB]