On 7/26/13, orangev58 <orangev58@...
>> Personally I am in favor of spoken languages. I have made (still making)
>> language called Pandunia together with Jens.
> Yeah I had a look at Pandunia, I like how clean it is.
Risto dusts and disinfects it daily. He's a tidy guy.
> The problem I have with spoken languages is that we don't really speak to
> anyone. The only real device we have to communicate to the whole world is
> the internet, and it's almost entirely text.
But that's changing. Podcasts, Skype, and YouTube (and similar sites)
are bringing an audio and even visual element to internet
communication. Various auxlangs are already active in these areas,
though currently the only worldlang with much of an audio-visual
presence is LdP.
> The internet affords us the ability to use a language without even fully
> understanding it.
Stupidity can have the same effect. I've seen people trying to use
auxlangs they didn't understand--I've done it myself--and the result
often isn't useful. Curiously, Esperanto, frequently dismissed as too
complicated, withstands such abuse better than "simpler" languages
such as LdP and Pandunia.
With strict grammar very simple software could construct
> sentences for us.
If you want to be technical, you don't need an auxlang at all, then:
use simple grammar, reasonably unambiguous words--and something like
>> It is more pleasant to speak words, you know.
> I do agree with you. But I feel the auxlang problem is a practical problem.
> It's not about art, or pleasure or personal preference. It's about what is
> the simplest, most efficient way we can communicate ideas to the most number
> of people with the minimum misunderstanding.
Needs vary. Tourists have different needs than scholars (and scholar
differs from scholar according to the specific field of study),
businesspeople and journalists have unique needs, and so on. Some can
get by with a kind of phrasebook; others need something more complex.
Depending on the language's structure, a basic version for limited
needs could be set up. Probably most people who need an auxlang at all
could get by with a kind of phrasebook; only scholars are likely to