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Stephen Rice skrev 2014-08-28 14:22:
> On 8/28/14, Kjell Rehnström <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hehe in one of my groups I had a
>> guy from India who asked me: "I
>> cannot understand why you insist on
>> using that small language of yours,
>> it is spoken by less than 10
>> million people!" And I said that we
>> for historical reasons like to keep
>> on using it!
> People who learn something merely to pontificate about it are like
> people who took a tour of all the (Western) European capitals in 14
> days: they saw little, understood less, but still considered
> themselves experts when they got back.
>
> A brief acquaintance with something rarely tells you its true worth.
> In the case of a language, it tells you something about which teaching
> methods work for you personally, but little about the language proper.
> I suspect the reason some auxlangs fail is that they are designed to
> be learned but not used.
You mean that one learns them as a 
system but doesn't try to use it? 
Is that not close to conlanging?

Would you give an example. I can 
understand that there can be 
languages designed to be learned 
but not used, but I cannot find 
examples.

Kjell R