"Raymond A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>I think it was. Look at what we had to deal with in the source languages, and
>>give me a better one. I challenge you to do so.
>What were the source languages considered by the 'Novial group'?
You may be aware that in AIL and NL there is constant reference to D E F I S.
These of course we continue to accept. However, we've cast about a bit more
broadly to accept all Romance and Germanic languages. (J himself did take
account of Dutch and Scandinavian for a small number of words, especially
"bli" from Sc for the passive auxiliary, and there seems to me no reason to
exclude Portuguese, whose forms are usually close to I S anyway.)
Bruce R. Gilson
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