Jay: >Thanks for visiting the Auxilingua Project Pages >James, they do ne a serious update, que no? Yes, in particular my email address is not my current one. >I really appreciate you insightful post, and I would >like to add that such an entity would pehaps have >a function of lobbying for support of IAL use and >research in the various national governments. I'm >not one to meddle in politics though and the idea >of such a chore doesn't appetize this chum, but >there may be others among us on the list with such >inclinations who would be better as a salesperson >for IALs. Well, I suppose it would not be the right job for anyone who saw it as a chore. As regards the lobbying element, I do not see this as central to the role of a new umbrella organization, at least not at first. Its primary task should be to explore the common ground between the different language movements. Only later, as it grew in confidence could you start to look at promoting the idea, on the basis of the resolutions it had reached. These should form the basis of any promotion: what it promotes should _be_ the common aims of its members. It is also true that the Esperantists in particular already have a lobbying presence in such milieus as the EU. The Esperanto members might feel that the umbrella organization was encroaching on their territory. They would have to have a good degree of confidence in the organization before they felt ready to share this role. >What I can offer the project is the idea of an entity >that could give a display-window to the world. >I'd suggest we used the term World Languages >Organization and register the domain worldlang.org >this would make a nod towards English, but if it >grows could have something like Organización >Mundial de Lenguajes. 'World Languages Organization' could be a bit ambiguous. I would prefer something that could not be misinterpreted, but at the end of the day the name is not the most important issue. But thanks for the offer of help on the presentation side of things - that would really be useful. Cheers, James _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.