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2007/5/24, Donald J. HARLOW <[log in to unmask]>:
> Looking through Yahoogroups, I came up with the following lists for
> specific IALs, which some here may want to look at. To access a list,
> simply attach the name I give here to the prefix
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ . The first number is the number of
> subscribers to the list (this is probably misleading for at least the
> Esperanto and Interlingua lists, since both are mirrors, the
> Esperanto list of the newsgroup soc.culture.esperanto and the
> Interlingua list of the real list "interlng" which is hosted by a
> university server somewhere or other). The second number is the
> number of articles posted to the list so far in 2007 (which should be
> less misleading, assuming the mirror lists are working properly). For
> most, though not all, of these lists the archives are public.
>
> Volapuk              volapuk            175    39
> Esperanto            esperanto-l        229  1977
> Latino sine Flexione europeano          129     0
> Ido                  idolisto           225   325
> Adjuvilo             adjuvilo            13    25
> Interlingue          occidental         118   343
> Novial               novial-discussion   30   103
> Interlingua          interlng           100   676
> Folkspraak           folkspraak         347   683
> Lingua Franca Nova   LinguaFrancaNova   181    90
> Klingon              Klingon_Language   157    40
> Toki Pona            tokipona           296  1129
>
> Some comments on these various lists:
>
> (1) Volapuk. The one message in May so far was a "New file uploaded
> to" advisement, in English (of course); of the four messages in
> April, three had to do with Jim Henry's interview with Andrew
> Drummond, the author of the novel "[A Handbook of] Volapuk" and one
> was another "New file uploaded to" advisement, all of them in English.
>
> (2) Esperanto. There are other Yahoo Esperanto lists (hundreds of
> them, actually, and it sometimes seems as though I subscribe to all
> of them, though actually my subscription list is fewer than 100, I
> think; latest is the list for the Esperanto group in Queretaro,
> Mexico). Most of the postings are in Esperanto, though occasionally
> you'll get an English posting (and, I think, even a spam every now and then).
>
> (3) Latino sine Flexione. I can't look at the archives on this list,
> because they're private, but it really doesn't matter -- the last
> message was posted in June, 2006, one of two for the entire year of
> 2006 and one of only 20 since the list was created in mid-2002.
>
> (4) Ido. If I'm not mistaken, there are also a number of other Ido
> lists. Searching on "Ido" I got 159 responses, but most of these were
> spurious; but I hit enough genuine Ido lists in the first 30 to
> suggest that there might be between 10 and 20 Ido lists at Yahoo. My
> favorite, of the ones I saw, has to be Bebson Hochfeld's and Jean
> Martignon's "idolerneyo", to participate in which "onu devas per sua
> honoro jurar ke lu ne esas un de sinistrani od fashisti ..." If I had
> any honor, I think I'd lose out on one of these. All the postings of
> the last 30 (out of 65 in May so far) appear to be in Ido.
>
Just for future reference, the biggest Ido lists besides the ones you
mentioned are idoespanyol, idocatalaoccitan, and linguolisto.
http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/idocatalaoccitan/
http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/idoespanyol/
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/linguolisto/

I think there was some disagreement before about some people getting
banned in idolisto so they only post on these groups now.

Linguolisto is for discussion on the language itself, so traffic goes
way up when there's something to discuss and then disappears for a
while.

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