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Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à "H. S. Teoh" <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> >
> > Indonesian is a conlang, eh?
>
>It's actually an auxlang based on the multiple languages spoken then in
>Indonesia (but with a strong input from Malay) and enforced through
>dictatorial
>measures, proving that for an auxlang to be successful, you have to
>threaten
>the ones who don't want to speak it to death[.]

Is it a more-or-less consciously created auxlang, or some sort of "organic"
lingua franca that got promoted to the language of the powers that be*?

* Why is it "the powers that be", and not the "powers that are"?

                                        Andreas

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