li [Kjell Rehnström] mi tulis la > It is much better to let the languages show what they can do > than having > some political body to decide which of them to use. It > doesn't take much > imagination to realize what would happen if the UN took the > question to > the Security Council. Some countries would most certainly > oppose to Our > Language if it were accepted by certain other countries, not > on merits but > just becaus "these countries" are the enemy! I recently had a discussion with someone promoting Japanese as an IAL. He hadn't heard of Esperanto, and when I brought it to his attention he replied: "Sorry, but as a European based language, I believe it is a dead duck. Too many people with money are sick of another whitey language. It would be okay if it were genuinely international." http://www.eigodaigaku.com/archives/en/000158.html So, yes, resentment is an issue, and one that should be addressed in new IAL designs.