"Robert J. Petry, C.L." wrote: > > Pierpaolo Bernardi wrote: > > > [kut]>From comments on this list, by Robin Turner and/or Lojbab, IIRC, it > > seems that Interlingua and Occ are not comprehensible to any learned person. > > I have learned that many "learned person(s)" are not learned in their own language. i.e. > They can use it but have no concept of the building blocks of their languages today. Thus, > they are unable to recognize even the simple roots within their own languages, much less > the same ones in Occidental. Well, I don't know about Lojbab, but I'm a teacher of English, I have a BA in English and an MA in Applied Linguistics. How much more do I need to do to become "learned" in my own language? You want a PhD or what? BTW, I've never said that I find Occidental totally incomprehensible, simply that I find it no more comprehensible than other naturalistic languages - if anything, I find Interlingua slightly easier, since there at least I know (being so "learned", heh heh) that I'm only looking for Latinate roots. co'o mi'e robin.