I think the success of any of these languages has less to do with numbers than with having 
real benefits for the users. And, of course, it also depends on the goals and desires of the 
user and/or creator of a language.

If Neo Patwa is your language, and you are sold on it, then work on selling it to others.

As to the real success of the languages. i.e. being accepted by the world as some envision, I 
think there are some simple things that would over a period of time help the field, at least, if 
not every one of the languages. And that is this:

Can you sell a breakfast to a man that just finished eating breakfast? Not easily, and not 
normally. You have to wait till he's hungry for breakfast.

So, in the final analysis, is the world hungry for an auxlang? If not, none of them will become 
"officially" recognized and accepted. If, on the other hand, the world does become hungry, 
then they will test the food on the table and pick the one that works now most efficently, and 
is also amenable to expansion and "improvement" as times change without wrecking the 
basic structure that makes it work.

Well, at least that's how I see it at the moment.

On 25 Feb 2007 at 21:12, Jens Wilkinson wrote:

> --- auliuniv <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 
> > Again, this brings up the question, is the IAL
> > universe made up of numbers?
> > 
> From the amount of posts you have made in the last
> couple of days regarding this issue, the answer to
> your (perhaps rhetorical) question seems perhaps to be
> "yes". 
> I personally tend to ignore the postings on the latest
> wikipedia statistics, etc. Maybe it's because Neo
> Patwa is at the bottom of the barrel! I'd be better
> off counting up from the bottom... 
> Jens Wilkinson
> Neo Patwa language: