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I seem to remember somewhere in that essay he likens Esperanto to a creation
of food hygienists rather than cooks, which given his view of such things
tends to demonstrate his dislike of it (sorry, I don't have the quote to
hand)
Mike
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> Unlikely, I'd say.  JRRT liked Esperanto, thought the idea of an IAL
> a good one (in "English and Welsh" he mentions as one of the external
> virtues of Welsh the fact that it is not "in competition for the ruinous
> honor" of being a global lingua franca), and particularly praised E-o
> over its competition as being "the work of one man, and not a philologist"
> (an artlangish auxlang, in fact).
>