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On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>   Purism does not preserve languages, it *kills*
> them.  Change is part of languages' nature; a language which no
> longer changes is a dead language.

The very process by which French is being nudged toward extinction.

And probably a significant reason why auxlangs will never catch on
with the general population. English language Grammar Nazis can be bad
enough, but Auxlang Nazis are the worst.

--gary