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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 "You need a change: try Canada" "You need a change: try China" --fortune cookies opened by a couple that I know