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Don Harlow skripted:
 
> > From this I conclude that Mark Line would not be prepared to tolerate
> > any artificial elements in an IL.  So there is nothing to discuss: I
> > can't agree with that.
> >
> This seems an unlikely conclusion to draw, given that Mark seems to
> support English (or some variant) as an IAL, and English itself has
> plenty of artificial elements, ranging from multilingual combinations
> a la Esperanto (e.g. "television") to words made up out of whole
> cloth (e.g. gas, kleenex, radar, laser).
>
> Beware of overgeneralizing.
 
Yes, fair enough.  You may modify my conclusion to the extent indicated
by Don's observation.
One small point: I don't think I would include kleenex in the list above.
I'm not sure that this has followed hoover and crossed over from TM
to everyday word, not yet at least.
 
James Chandler
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