R: Re: Language policy
|Date:||Sunday, September 24, 2000, 12:08|
> "H. S. Teoh" wrote:
> > > ObConlang
> > >
> > > Have any of your conlangs been banned at any point in their histories?If
> > > so how did that effect their evolution??
> > [snip]
> > I assume you're talking about internal history? It'd be funny ifsomebody
> > actually banned a conlang IRL! :-P In that case, I'd guess that the
> > conlang adopted a chockful of political words / idioms describing a
> > Certain Class of People... :-P
> Esperanto was banned in Nazi Germany, and from 1938 to 1956 also in the
> Soviet Union.
Yes, I think some experantists were even sent to Auschwitz and Dachau.
There's a book about the subject, can't remember the title (anyway 'tis in
Italian, so I don't know how many of you could read it : )