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.