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2010/1/3 Paul Bartlett <[log in to unmask]>:
> On Sat, 2 Jan 2010, <deinx nxtxr> wrote:
>
>> MacLeod Dave wrote:
>>
>>> Oh, and on that note I should add one point I just made to Dana:
>>> Na'vi doesn't just help auxlangs in acting as an advertisement for
>>> auxlangs alone and the odd mention of Esperanto, but as another
>>> example for us to observe that will help us refine our strategy when
>>> marketing our respective auxlangs. [...]
>
>> It's all just pop culture.  In a few months the film will be out of
>> the theaters and in the stores for rental.  In a year or two it will
>> likely be on the discount counter and mostly forgotten along with the
>> rest of the yesterday's prolefeed.  [...]
>
> I have yet read all the messages in my AUXLANG folder, but I am puzzled
> as to what the issue is.  I do not go to movies.  I have lived at my
> current address for over twenty-two years, and not once in that time
> have I attended a film in a theater.  I have no interest in them.  So I
> ask myself, what is this Na'Vi that people are talking about?  I have
> no knowledge and even less interest.  Are international auxiliary
> languages dependent on the transient ephemera of low-class bread and
> circuses entertainment?
>

Er, are some ial users expecting to appeal to the entire world while
at the same time refusing to see movies and calling them "low-class
bread"? I do hope you're being sarcastic.


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