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You may build out of ancient words 

an outdated Great Wall of China,

because it is outdated, it will be as useless

as the real Great Wall of China nowadays.

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On Thu, 3 Aug 2006 21:55:58 -0700, Donald J. HARLOW 
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>After my last update in June. Those figures are included in
>parentheses. I also include the figures from Oct. 23, 2004, in brackets.
>
>Esperanto   - eo.wikipedia.org  - 55,692 (45,232) [16,807]
>Ido         - io. wikipedia.org - 13,656 (13,408) [   550]
>Interlingua - ia.wikipedia.org  -  3,171 ( 3,099) [ 1,380]
>Interlingue - ie.wikipedia.org  -    267 (   264) [    87]
>Lojban      - jbo.wikipedia.org -    282 (   280) [    25]
>Klingon     - tlh.wikipedia.org -     62 (    62) [    47]
>Volapuk     - vo.wikipedia.org  -    234 (    69) [    44]
>
>Esperanto continues to grow apace, apparently with much thanks to
>robotic help. Ido now seems to be marking time; ditto Interlingua. To
>say that Interlingue (Occidental), Lojban and Klingon are marking
>time is to say that the sea is damp. Big surprise: Volapuk, after a
>couple of years of not doing much of anything, seems to have
>displayed a burst of energy, tiny in absolute terms but huge in
>proportional terms. Yowzah, guys -- keep on trekkin'!
>
>Note: my attempts to proceed from one to another IAL or IAL wannabe,
>using the navigation column on the left, came a cropper, since most
>of the languages mentioned seem to point primarily to relatively few
>of the other languages mentioned; I kept having to use the
>back-button to get to the Esperanto front page (and even from it I
>couldn't directly access Klingon). Is this bad feelings, a vile plot,
>or just the occasional oversight?
>
>
>-- Don HARLOW
>http://www.webcom.com/~donh/don/don.html
>Opinions (in English): http://www.harlows.org/don/opinions/
>Esperanto (in English): http://www.harlows.org/don/esperanto/
>Literaturo (Esperante): http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/Literaturo
>
>-- Don HARLOW
>http://www.webcom.com/~donh/don/don.html
>Opinions (in English): http://www.harlows.org/don/opinions/
>Esperanto (in English): http://www.harlows.org/don/esperanto/
>Literaturo (Esperante): http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/Literaturo