Re: R: An Unknown Conlang
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 7, 2000, 21:25|
On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> At 18:47 06/07/00 +0200, you wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >Hi, Christophe! Just this evening I downloaded a great part of your site,
> >obviously in French - never studied it, so I have to translate it - wow,
> >learning a new language reading about a conlang!
> :) Well, it's not that different from me. I greatly improved my English by
> the list and conlang-related webpages :) .
Ah, but that's quite different. Obviously English is the *sensible*
language for documenting conlangs; that way, anyone can learn about them.
But if you document your conlang in French, people have to learn French
first before they can learn the conlang! What a waste of effort!
:-) (but I have heard arguments like this before in auxlangish circles...)
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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