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2010/1/2 <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]>:
> MacLeod Dave wrote:
>
>> I think the lesson of Na'vi may end up being that in the beginning,
>> communication is secondary to simply having a powerful reason for
>> existence, some sort of mythology that people are interested in
>> besides just the language. Appealing to groups simply on the basis of
>> communication usually just leads to a Nutterist conclusion that
>> English is the best way to go since so many speak it anyway. Actually
>> the interest in Na'vi is probably a good sign for languages like
>> modern Indo-European and Sambahsa, since people that are interested in
>> a language clearly don't mind if it's more complex than your average
>> auxlang.
>
> Their interest isn't in the language or languages in general.

Wrong. Look at the number of people on the Na'vi group that are
professional linguists. Also check out the people that have written up
the Na'vi page on Wikipedia.



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