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Robin Turner wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Paul O Bartlett wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, James Chandler wrote:
> >
> > > [a bunch cut to conserve space]
> >
> > > The point is that you really _dont_ know the roots of Glosa, hardly any of
> > > them, unless youve made a study of the meanings of greek roots.
> > >        I think it is a great shame that Hogben didnt choose a better
> > > selection method for his roots than ancient greek.
> >
> >     Both Glosa and Hogben's original Interglossa exhibit what I call
> > the Hogben Fallacy: the erroneous assumption that because one -uses- in
> > one's native language words which contain Greek (or Latin, for that
> > matter) roots, one therefore knows the meanings of those roots.  For
> > people who have not studied Greek and/or Latin and/or English (or
> > whatever) etymology, words -containing- Greco-Latin roots are probably
> > for the most part lexical atoms.
>
> But didn't we see the same thing with Bob's Occidental roots list? ;-)

Are you referring to the "English" roots I gave to show people don't know their
own language, so therefore would have trouble with a simple "variant" of their
language.? Which list are you referring to?

Cordialmen,
Bob, x+O~
;--)))