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Rex May wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 15:04:00 -0300, Antonielly Garcia Rodrigues 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> We cannot convince everybody that the issue should be analysed with
>> economical lenses. The controversy occurs because different people
>> have different values: some people think the economical analysis
>> should prevail, while other think the cultural preservation efforts
>> should prevail.
> 
> ALL issues should be analysed first with economic lenses, and 
> economically idiotic ideas should then be dumped.  And then
> economically plausible ideas can be further analysed with other
> criteria.
> 
Did you apply the same economic criteria when you first worked on Ceqli?

> There's no problem with people continuing to speak small languages.
> The problem is with their resisting their offspring learning, in
> addition, more useful, larger languages.  And if a language is
> naturally dying out, you have to ask yourself why, and then if
> there's something special about it that justifies heroic measures
> being taken to preserve it.  Sometime there is, sometimes
> there isn't.
>