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Paul O Bartlett wrote:
>
> On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, James Chandler wrote (excerpt):
>
> >                  the fact is that nobody has *ever* got anywhere near
> > to producing a feasible IL which is not based on the European languages.
>
>     Swahili, perhaps?  I am not fully knowledgeable about it, but
> my idea was that it is an east African auxiliary language in many
> circumstances.  (I will accept correction if this is not so.)
 
Yes, you're right. You mentioned the role of Assyrian and Aramaic in the
ancient world, but other modern cases would be Malay/Indonesian and
Classical Arabic.
 
 
-- Mark
 
(Mark P. Line  --  Bellevue, Washington  --  <[log in to unmask]>)