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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of steve rice

> --- Paul Bartlett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, MacLeod Dave wrote:
> >
> > > [most trimmed]
> >           That's
> > > one of the reasons why I even like the idea of
> > just streamlining a
> > > single living language and going with that.
> > Imagine never having to
> > > worry about vocab, what a relief that would be.
> >
> > Of course, that is the idea behind Latino sine flexione.  You
have a
> > ready made vocabulary (there are people who have kept Latin
vocabulary
> > up to date) and a grammar (almost) completely isolating.  I
myself am
> > very fond of LsF.  I would be very happy with it as an IAL.
> >
> I have two quibbles--well, two and a half--with LsF:
>
> 1. The spelling. I'd prefer something more phonemic,
> but that would make it harder to look up. (On the
> other hand, writing a small program to do the search
> for you wouldn't be hard.)
>
> 2. There are more forms than are really needed. Just
> pick a form for a concept and use it! Use a verb stem
> as a noun or adjective, for example.
>
> 2.5. Too many homonyms, though correcting (2) might
> help solve this.

We could also say the same for English.  Thus were the beginnings of
the Ingli project which started out with my idea for orthographic
reform, which then lead to also reducing phonology, then vocabulary
reduction, then a more isolating grammar, etc...