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Sure, the asterisk discussions are most annoying. They don't come across as
capable of intimidating a newcomer into thinking that Ido is a different
language than what one sees in the textbooks. INTERLNG people don't even
agree on pronouns and particles.


2013/8/25 Stephen Rice <[log in to unmask]>

> On 8/25/13, MacLeod Dave <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > With a language like Esperanto I wouldn't concern myself, but given the
> > small size of the community those on INTERLNG have the potential to
> > influence new users and the language itself. The Interlingua dictionary
> > with the extra particles and vocabulary influenced by Romanian, for
> > example. Luckily Ido doesn't have a group like this.
>
> Have you heard of Idolisto? Nasty out the *wazuo (note the asterisk)
> at times, especially toward suspected Esperantists and other heretics.
> (Ask Kjell!) They at least used to have occasional wars over usage
> questions and even reforms (real or perceived). There are some really
> courteous Idists--Lavallée and Neves, for example (and by a curious
> coincidence they're very productive, too)--but they don't moderate
> lists so far as I know. If they did, I might join up.
>
> Steve
>



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