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In a message dated 6/8/99 9:04:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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<<
 Who has read it? I'd like to know -- I'm going to buy
 it this week (so far). Is it technical, poetic, dense,
 speculative, what?
  >>

I read it a long time ago, when i was on an Eco kick.  Eco seemed fairly
neutral on the subject of Auxiliary languages, and the best and most
informative parts of the book are certainly on the oldest conlangs
(Hildegardis and Francis Bacon are in there, iirc).  most of the information
on modern conlangs will probably be familiar to anyone who has looked into
Esperanto, Volapu:k, Loglan/Lojban (are they in there? I dont remember.) etc.
Personally, I would reccomend that you get it at the library as opposed to
buying it, because I dont think from a Conlanging standpoint it is worth
owning.

pacs precs
Joe Mondello