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On Sun, 22 Feb 1998, Bruce R. Gilson wrote:
 
> James Chandler wrote, responding to Paul Bartlett:
>
> >> [quote from me snipped]
>
> >If you took the world as a whole, I'm certain it wouldn't turn out to
> >be a "Euroclone".  Trouble is, I don't think it would have a familiar
> >feel for any single one of the world's 6+ billion people.
>
> Paul is following the will-o'-the-wisp of a "global IAL."
 
    To each his own will-o'-the-wisp, I suppose.  I think that is just
what this "greatest ease for the greatest number" and "ever striving
asymptotically toward perfection" are.
 
>                                                           I think that James is
> right here, our other disagreements being irrelevant to this question. I really
> have not seen _anything_ (except for a small sample of text posted by Leo Moser)
> to give me any optimism that anything can be done globally.  [...]
 
    What about English?
 
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