> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Antonielly Garcia Rodrigues > On 5/21/07, MacLeod Dave <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > Just about the only people that decide to learn an IAL > > besides Esperanto either believe Esperanto is too flawed as a > > potential world language, or they've learned Esperanto > already and are > > bored / just love languages regardless of how many people use them. > > > > Maybe I am a point outside the curve, but I do not think Esperanto > would be a bad WAL if it were adopted worldwide, and yet I do not > speak Esperanto, but Interlingua. I study Interlingua primarily > because of its propaedeutic benefits (play with etymology, learn words > from other languages, etc.), but I think it would also be a very good > pan-Romance auxlang. In other words, I think Interlingua would be a > good bridge (IAL) among speakers of a certain region of the globe, if > it were taught to school students during a small period of time (6 > months to 1 year, perhaps). It would be nice to see Brazilian students > interacting to Italian students in chat rooms by using "broken > Interlingua" as the bridge language. I'm not much of a fan of Esperanto, but it makes just as much sense as using English or some other natural language, and then there's the benefit of it being much easier to learn because of its regularity. For a pan-Romance language though, I've found Romanova to be very well designed. I think Interlingua has a good place as a pan-American language due to its major influences being those of the colonial languages in the Americas. Not all auxlangs need to be IAL/WAL's. I see where there could be a lot of value to promoting regional or intercultural auxlangs for more specific purposes.