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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cvi Solt

> 2007/10/28, Steve Rice <[log in to unmask]>:
> > No, not another tedious exercise proving one is better than
> another. I believe
> > that different people are better equipped for different
> auxlangs, so some
> > people really do have a natural bent for schematicism,
> others for naturalism,
> > and so on. This is also why I think it's pointless to try
> to turn a true
> > Esperantist into an Interlinguan, or vice versa. (Though
> how fine-grained the
> > distinctions are may be debated: can a true Esperantist
> become an Idist or
> > Occidentalist?) It's also why I don't see just one auxlang
> triumphing,
> ............
>
> Steve,
> I think your  basic premise is totally wrong. I am sure that without
> one auxlang triumphing - they will all be totally useless and
> pointless.  If they are a total failure then the difference in
utility
> will be really zero. If some day one of them will take off and
fulfill
> its role, the difference in utility will be huge. If that happens
the
> true Esperantist, Idist or Occidentalist will be the first one to
join
> the winner and see it as his own success.

Yes, there does need to be only *one auxlang* for the system to truly
work.  The issue is we must first get people involved in the concept,
then worry about which standard to choose.  Let's get the VCR's out
there first then later let the "marketplace" decide if we are all
going to use Beta or VHS.