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Paul O Bartlett wrote:
 
> [kut]    I do not have the reference -- perhaps Don Harlow does -- but I
> recall reading somewhere that an experiment was done with Interlingua.
> A group of American medical doctors with no training in Interlingua
> were given medical articles (or perhaps summaries) in Interlingua and
> asked to translate them into English.  Specialized matter otherwise
> familiar to specialists in that field.  The results were not totally
> encouraging, as the physicians did not do as well as some prople had
> expected.  Would it be any different with Occidental?
 
In my opinion, I believe it would be different. However, one of my future planned plans is to
develop some tests just as you mentioned with Ila. There are several articles in Occ in
Cosmoglotta that are "purely" scientific articles, from evolution to Einstein's theory of
relativity to structure of atoms, to continental drifting, etc. These will be, as time goes on,
reproduced in the new magazine for all to read. Plus, hopefully, in the next few months, some
of us should be far enough along to construct new complete articles in science matters, legal,
religious, etc.
 
Also, many scientific word lists were compiled in the magazines which many here may not have
seen before. Occidental built their scientific vocabulary "without mutilating" the words.
 
Al l sue,
Bob, x+