[log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] http://adam.cheshire.net/~jjbowks/index.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: Kjell Rehnstr=F6m <[log in to unmask]> >I accept everything that may work, but I prefere Interlingua that I know >does work in some cases. For the others there are other solutions to be >found. >Kjell [log in to unmask] Excellentissime dicte! Indeed, Kjell, Interlingua works rather well for those that have a previous experience with Romance langs or English. It is the reliance on past experience that makes Interlingua of IALA so easily recognizable at sight and so predictable in its forms. Unfortunately it has its problems because the languages from which it derives its international vocabulary are problematic. But what if these problems are as predictable as they are in the source languages, they are explained and learned with as much ease as any romance lang or English... and without a doubt Interlingua is very much -- way easier to learn than any of its romance lang sources or English. So I fully agree with you that Interlingua works and in my opinion also works the best of the hundreds, perhaps thousands of projects that have been proposed for use as an auxiliary language. I believe that the protagonists of Interlingua spent many hours thinking and pondering over the issues that get put before Auxlang over and over... It is the same arguments, the same objections and the same quarrels... yet it still works and succeeds at what it was designed to be a method of communication without frontiers! I still maintain that the Novial reformers would do very well to consider the work of IALA in the auxiliary language field. Thankfully a lot of the materials that were produced during research have recently been found, cabinet fulls of it and we are promissed access to these research materials! Definitely something to look forward to... Without a doubt something that will be discussed in Auxlang :-))) Amicalissimemente, Jay B.