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Re: Mondlango is not better than Glosa

shearzar ("shearzar" <ken.scherer@...>) on November 27, 2008

It is easy for me to mix grammars. One person’s vowel is another’s consona= nt. The Ceqli conlang considers L, M, N, Q, and R to be vowels! No wonder = I get confused. :-)

If Mondlango is another Esperanto Adjuvilo, I’m not u= pset. That would be a great prank. My posts about that are based on my h= ypothesis that “He Yafu”, the name of the founder of Mondlango, is an Espe= ranto pun for “Hey, you fool” (or, “Ha! You fool!”?).

Even if I’m wrong a= bout Mondlango being an elaborate hoax, its use of diphthongs muddies the = goal of one symbol one sound. I submit that the listener would not easily = determine how to properly spell a word with a diphtong in it. But, what ev= er, I don’t care, Glosa words are easier to pronounce.

I want it to be = all Greek (and Latin) to me. :-) Glosa is my friend.

Happy Thanksgiving. = I have to go play nice with the in-laws. :-)

— In glosalist@yahoogrou=, “Llu=C3=ADs Batlle” <viriketo@…> wrote:

In esperanto, the nam= e “vokaloj” (vowels) mean those symbols in the set “a,e,i,o,u”. Althoug= h “j,=C5=AD” (w,y in your mondlango) have a vowel-like sound for “i” and= “u”, they aren’t counted in the set named “vokaloj”.

Don’t mix gramma= rs. :)

Nevertheless, if you are worried with things like those, I gues= s you will find only deception in the world of conlangs. Sooner or later.=

2008/11/27, shearzar <ken.scherer@…>:

I am still waiting on my = 18 steps Glos book. It’s on back order.

Something funny to share: O= ut of curiosity, I checked out Mondlango, a revision of Esperanto. =

A few Esperanto articles (one of which calls Mondlango an “antecesor = del globish”), caused me to think Mondlango is an Adjuvilo-like Esp= eranto joke. I spent hours looking in vain for info about He Yafu. Sure= ly, the creator of a language that purportedly has tens of thousands of=

speakers since its creation in 2002 would have his picture Online. Is=

He Yafu an Esperanto pun for “Hey, you fool”?

On , FAQ #20 says, “Mondlango has realized the dream of ‘one symbol one so= und’ both theoretically and practically.” Yet, we find on the Alphabet= page the comment, “semivowels: w y. Semivowels can be combined with vo= wels to form diphthongs, such as ay [ai], ey[ei], oy[oi], aw[au], ow[o= u].”

Websters New World College Dictionary 4th Edition says a dipht= hong is, “a complex vowel sound made by gliding continuously from the = position for one vowel to that for another within the same syllable, = as (ou) in down.”

Page two of the Alphabet on says,= “The number of syllables in a word is given by the number of vowels.” =

Before we even get to Online lesson one, we see that Mondlango

comments about one symbol one sound, diphthongs, and one vowel per syll= able are contradictory!

I still haven’t found an auxlang that I lik= e better than Glosa!! :-)

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