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Re: Too much plainness

Tóth László (=?iso-8859-2?q?T=F3th=20L=E1szl=F3=20?= <leslie_toth@...>) on February 23, 2004

Saluta Igor,

The big problem is that the people generally can’t ride a= horse. They either fall to the one side of the horse, or fall to the anot= her side of it. Only a few people can find the middle of the way.

I’m al= so a speaker of Esperanto. I have no problem to express me even in a very s= ophisticated mode using that language. Nevertheless I think that Esp. make = abuse of ending-formatives. The Esp texts you can read many times slowlier = than the English texts. I have made lots of experiments concerning this aff= air. Spite of my good knowlidge of Esp. I don’t really like it. I’d like to= get a language that combines the best features of the experimented planned= languages. And I think, it would be easier to make the best language sta= rting from the Glosa as starting from Esp. Esp has already a very big amoun= t of fiction and a great number of old lag users, who don’t want any change= s while they are living, but the Glosa scarcely has users and fiction, so i= t’s possibility to be improved is incomparable to the Esp.

My first rea= ction was to introduce possesive pronouns. But really the Glosa need not it= , if it used word class endings. But at this point, you have fallen to the = other side of the horse, and protested against to introduce of all kind of = endings like in Esp. But nobody were speaking about that. I proposed only e= ndings for the part of speech and nothing more.

Sorry for the capital le= tters, I only have put a quotation from an earlier message of Robin:


The above opinion is valid even in case of a too plainne= ss expressing. So, either the phrase is too formatived by endings, or it is= too plainness, that don’t helps the understanding.

Even in the English = some words are marked by word class endings. It helps you very much on the = speedy undestanding. It could give you a larger manner of expressing. It co= uld give you to operate more unimpeded when speaking or writing, while it d= amaged nothing.

There is not only balack and white, but there is also the = gray.

Plu saluta


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