Re: Do you like Ido, Interlingua or Occidantal the best?
- Taking them as romlangs, obviously Interlingua wins; after all, it was the only one actually intended to be a romlang! As an auxlang, the mechanical method used to produce the vocabulary produces serious problems, as in the dictionary entries
II.2. union in action.
III. competition, rivalry.
iride. 1. iris; 2. rainbow
iris. 1. iris; 2. rainbow
As for Interlingua (aka Occidental), it looks a mess to me. The insistence on borrowing words in their original spelling produces odd results: why Eng. 'trolley' rather than Fr. 'trollie'?. The use of free stress is worse: 'Ãnscrit' vs 'inscrit'.
As an auxlang, I'd vote for Ido, but I think AndrÃ© Martinet got it right when he wrote 'The common mistake of nearly all language-makers is to assume a demand where there is practically none.'
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> Yesterday I read the article on Wikipedia about mouflons in Interlingua and was supprised how well I understand it. I tried the other two before but I don't remember how much I understood.