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Re: [glosalist] Introduction

Robin Fairbridge Gaskell (Robin Fairbridge Gaskell <drought-breaker@...>) on December 19, 2005

Hello Friends, Frankly Stephan, I am overwhelmed. It’s interesting that some people in the Planned Language world prefer simpler languages like Glosa because they don’t want to learn a lot of inflection; while others enjoy getting their tongues around all of the possible complexities of languages, and hence, go for the more complicated languages. My guess is that you swallow them all whole, and don’t notice any difficult bits.

     Despite all this, Glosa was developed because there is a  very real problem with language: most people are only ever fluent in  their native tongue.  And this was the reasoning behind Glosa's  formation: It was planned to be a language that the vast majority of  humanity could learn to use, at least functionally.

     Maybe you will be around when our leaders decide to adopt an  International Auxillary Language (IAL).

     If so, you could find your education and interests helpful  in working with the project.
     Have you heard of the Distributed Language Translation  Project  (DLT, 1972)?  There was an attempt to make Esperanto the  pivot language in a computer translation research project; the  version of Eo used was supposed to be both computer readable and  humanly readable.  Things didn't quite work out, however, and the  funding was stopped.  The idea was to have all documents stored and  transmitted around the system, only coming out as a national language  at the output terminal, the information previously having been input  into the system at another terminal that converted a different  national language into the "distributed language".
     It was my belief that the project would have been completed  satisfactorily had the pivot language been Glosa.


Robin Gaskell

At 11:52 PM 12/16/05, you wrote:

Sorry, I forgot to introduce myself:

My name is Stephan Schneider, I’m 25, I’m studing computer science and I’m loving music and languages. I have learnt Esperanto when I was 18. I have also taken a look at Interlingua and I’m currently working on a Germanic auxilary language in the Folkspraak-yahoo-list. I have also learnt Russian, Latin, Klingon and Japanese, and I have done some lessons in Sindarin. (And I have learnt the “easier” languages English, French, Spanish and Italian as well). I’m from Berlin, Germany.

Boni horo de Kristo nati!

Plu saluta, Stephan Schneider

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