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, "nov_ialiste" <nov_ialiste@...> wrote:
> You say you dislike what are the very foundational distinguishing
> features of the Novial language.
> Why do you bother with (and bother) the Novial language at all?
You seem to think that the -e/-a/-o verb formation is the most fundamental distinguishing feature of the Novial language. I like Novial, for _other_ reasons:
1. The Romance/Germanic vocabulary. (I haven't criticized that; perhaps others have, so why do you think IALA Interlingua would suit me better?)
2. The verb pattern, using auxiliaries rather than either the very artificial vowel endings of Esperanto & Ido, or the over-naturalism of IALA Interlingua.
3. The Novial pronoun system, which makes much more sense than any other IAL's system, _and_is_more_consistent_!
> You should really find something else to reform which is closer to
> your objective.
> Esperanto? Ido? IALA Interlingua etc. etc. etc. (There are
> hundreds upon hundreds.)
Esperanto? Geez, if you'd read all the posts I've made on Conlang and Auxlang since 1992, you'd know I _very_ much dislike Esperanto. Ido, perhaps, though Novial is closer to my ideal than Ido, and that too would be obvious if you'd read my posts on Conlang/Auxlang.
No, my ideal is still nearer to Novial than any other proposed language I know of. And if you'd look at N98, which is very close to my ideal IAL, you'd see it is still closer to N28/30 than to Ido or anything else. "Something else to reform which is closer to your objective"? I don't know of any.
> At least with IALA Interlingua you wouldn't have to banish lots of
> Germanic forms as it is based on Romance languages (although
> French has quite a lot of Germanic words from Frankish).
Who says I want to banish all those Germanic forms? I'm perfectly happy with them. Find ANY post I've made in which I've said anything negative about a Germanic form in Novial and wanted to replace it with a Romance form (except ONE: disi/-o/-a/-e, and the reason is not that it is Germanic, but because I think that it is too heavy, and if ti/to/ta/te is monosyllabic, that the monosyllabic hi/ho/ha/he in parallel looks better to me)