On 30 Nov 2011, at 17:40, Michael Wettstein wrote:

> Many - and, I get the impression, an ever-growing percentage - of Esperanto speakers are into Esperanto simply because it's a well-established and cool language with a well-established and cool community with which you can do losta cool stuff.  My feeling is that some in this group treat it as an artlang, but most seem to treat it more as a natlang.

That's a very interesting observation.

> Some, but not very many, Esperanto speakers are artlangers. And I have yet to sense any animosity among Esperanto speakers toward artlangers - indifference, yes; animosity, no.

It is anecdotal at least that many (of the evidently few) learners of Volapük are Esperantists. 

Michael Everson *