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On Thu, 12 Nov 1998, charles wrote:
 
> On Thu, 12 Nov 1998, Robin Gaskell wrote:
>
> > *   Note we have funny ways of quoting the thread we are following, and of
> > pin-pointing the aspect we wish to comment on:-
> >     You might also ask, "What the hell is Glosa?"
>
> Glosa must certainly be considered among the top IAL contenders,
> because it is the only language of an isolating/analytical type,
> which modern linguistics has identified as the easiest to learn.
> A large percentage of humanity is used to such a language type,
> and will never find the difficult Indo-European style palatable.
 
Lojban is also isolating, as I recently pointed out.
>
> >  . It was constructed after the development of computers, so requirements
> > for the 'machine handling of information' have been factored in.
>
> Here, it seems the claims exceed reality, since the language
> designers have virtually no internet presence, and have not
> evidenced usage of computers in any significant way AFAIK.
>
 
Well, there's no reason why Glosa couldn't have been designed to be easily
machine-readable even if Glosists don't use computers themselves. [smug
grin] Lojban already has computer parsers and glossaries available on the
net.
 
co'o mi'e robin.