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On 02/09/2013 16:19, C. Brickner wrote:
>> I didn't remember about the Catholic thing. Otherwise,
>> for years I've conformed to three of those epithets.
>> Nowadays only to two of them :P.
>
> IIRC the 'Catholic' bit got there partly because of JRRT
> and because there were (presumably still are) quite a
> few Catholics among those who actively post to the list.
> Also IIRC Fr Schleyer, the inventor of Volapük had
> something to do with it.  Coincidentally the inventor of
> the earliest mixed-type conlang was that of the French
> Jesuit priest, Philippe Labbé, published in 1663:
> http://www.carolandray.plus.com/Outis/index.html
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>
> And let's not forget St. Hildegard! :-)

OOPS!!

That's a sin of omission, if ever there was one    :(

Mea maxima culpa!

(Send penance off-line)

-- 
Ray
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