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Something about languages ;-)

by janx (Monk)
on Mar 18, 2003 at 20:52 UTC ( #244149=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re:^3: is XML too hard? esperanto
in thread is XML too hard?

That's all to well. Of course does artifcial mean to take something existing (conciously or unconciously).

But, IMHO there's more to a succesfull language/system than the sum of the parts.
Almost every language has its strong points which others lack. What I mean is that you don't necessarily get a better language by combining the strong points.

One major success factor is the evolution of a language. It has to adapt to its users - and Esperanto IMHO doesn't do that.
I'm comfortable using English as the lingua franca in the technical world. I most often prefer it to my mother tongue German for clarity and simplicity.
However I'm also aware that English has its roots (at least partly) in old germannic languages (Disclaimer: I'm no expert here - Input appreciated.) and thus is also based on other languages.

Well, from this point on I would repeat myself, as I just became aware of, but you get my point ;-)

janx


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