******* So many Inquisition's questions and so irrelevant ones ! According to the President of Esperanto for America 99% of the conlanguists are Esperantists. When adding Idists and Interlinguists (Interlingua of IALA) what percentage remains for the other conlangs you mention ? In my opinion let's begin with a meeting for representatives of Esperanto, Ido and Interlingua. Such meeting would be already a miracle because each one is so convinced of being in a superior category ! This meeting of course would not speak about '2004' as you ridicule it ! Please, dear Jay, calm down and set interesting questions. Nothing obliges me to answer the other ones, about fleas for example. ******* Best regards, Jacques ******* On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 16:37:40 -0400, Jay Bowks <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Ok, Jacques, >Are you trying to evade my question? >Here it is again. When you mention a >'compromise' between Interlingua and >Ido/Eo have you considered languages >like Occidental, Novial, Intal etc.? > >Or are you then saying that your goal >is to convince speakers of Ia/Ido/Eo >to take a 'common action' and change >to whatever language you happen to >support at the present moment? > >I'm not sure I understand what your >intention is in all of this. But I'll ask you >again. When you mention a compromise >language, have you taken into consideration >that there are already several perfectly good >candidates already tested and tried such as >Occidental, Novial, Intal, Mondial, etc.??? > >Sincerely, >Jay B. > >From: "Jacques Dehée" <[log in to unmask]> >> Statu quo means dealock >> Members of Esperanto, Ido and Interlingua together may be 99% >> of all conlinguists. >> A common action of them would activate the media and >> would change the negative world opinion >> >From: "Jacques Dehée" <[log in to unmask]> >> >> A common project of compromise between Interlingua, Ido and >> >> Esperanto would change everything and activate the demand. >> >> Meanwhile the auxlang dreamers feel an immense frustration >> >> and that is what I am feeling myself, particularly >> >> when malevolence is added. >> >There exists a wide rainbow of choice >> >between LsF and Volapuk at the >> >extremes of the IAL spectrum. >> >When you mention a 'compromise' >> >between Interlingua and Ido/Eo >> >have you considered languages >> >like Occidental, Novial, Intal etc.? >> >The solutions are plethora, the time >> >is come to do more for supporting >> >languages which are good enough >> >and stop searching for that elusive >> >perfect tongue.