Jay Bowks wrote: > Interesting logic... you bad mouth Gode and then assert yourself > as judge of what works and doesn't... > > Charles, you're giving me the heebee-jeebees, bud! > > Frankly whatever methods De Wahl used were far more capricious > than anything IALA developped. He didn't claim to *own* it or *define* it. Anybody can find the international words, it isn't difficult. Kosmoglott went 5 years without any dictionary, people just wrote and were understood. Why have a dictionary at all? Or at least make a good one. > The methodology aside... there is > a reference on the IED of [bracketed] entries taken from a current > IAL that are not in opposition to an extracted international vocabulary, > words like [yo] [ma] [ya] etc. Yes. I hear that the IAists argue about "sed" vs. "ma", which is just silly. Use one, and if you aren't understood, try another. Big deal! > Now back to the Methods... Of course IALA considered other > IALs in developping the vocabulary... all the conferences and the > research accomplished much in the way of comparative evaluation. They had a word list before they started. It was pre-cooked. A hoax. Pseudo-science. > Inquiries and questionaires were sent out to linguists and language > experts throughout the world with the aim of developping a system > that "works". After the fact, yes, a selected bunch of what, 200 samideanos? A real linguist would do field work out among the natives, without preconceived notions - and that would have been fun. Gode never left the office. Phony. > And Interlingua de IALA works for me. I use it to > correspond with people whose mother tongue is different than > mine and we communicate fine, we exchange ideas, we argue, > we compliment each other and at times we have a hearty laugh. > Which for me has made learning Interlingua de IALA very worthwhile. Which you would not need Ia for, knowing Spanish etc. A language teacher has no need for any particular auxlang. It's the masses of people who need one. > P.S. Now Charles, stop your nonesense... "quacky son of Bob"! :-))) Stop joking, I want to be angry.