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2010/1/2 <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]>:
> MacLeod Dave wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> Yes, linguists.  It had a thread on conlang too which is probably where a
> lot of the activity was spawned though discussions have moved onward to
> other things. The general public though couldn't care less and even for the
> linguists the it's just a current fad.  Remember the Demos group  like so
> many others had a lot of activity early on.  After a couple of months
> everyone strayed into other projects or interests and that was the end of
> it.
>

Did Demos spawn a forum with 10207 posts in 11 languages in the first ten days?

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