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Tóth László (=?iso-8859-2?q?T=F3th=20L=E1szl=F3=20?= <leslie_toth@...>) on February 9, 2004

Robin Gaskell wrote:

While other have tried to dissuade me, and have ext= olled the virtues of inflection, I still wonder why English, the least i= nflected of the national languages, has done so well.

A.) When I first = met English, I wondered how a language that don’t use inflections can expre= ss all the human idea. And I found the English extremly useful. But then, I= had to get to know of it’s secrets. So, that is possible only if there are= a very big amount of expressions that helps you to express yourself in con= formity with yours requirement. And those expressions mainly don’t give you= a logical sense of the meaning of it’s words, but you must learn it’s mean= ing in advance. As me, that takes more time, then if you were using infleks= ions (of course, I thought only about inflected plannad languages).

I don’= t master Glosa, but I hope that it don’t follows that way of English, which= made you to learn an enormous quantity of expressions.

B.) Why Glosa didn= ‘t get spread? I think, that it could be becouse there aren’t dictionaries = and coursebooks all around the world. And which is more important (as me), = you can’t read enough immaginative literature that could give you command i= n a language. Even “Ido” din’t get spread because of the same thing, althou= gh it is better than Esp.


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Inflections - Committee on language planning, FIAS. Coordination: Vergara & Hardy, PhDs.