An Offense of Esperanto
Sept. 4, 2018 | Justin Kunimune
Neo Patwa is a gem. It’s a little on the minimalistic side, but nearly perfect in most other ways. Despite all I’ve said about it, you should probably also consider Esperanto. Its popularity in the realm of auxlangs cannot be overstated, and knowing it might even turn out to be a useful skill in coming decades. After that, I recommend Toki Pona, which only has 120 words and about a dozen grammar rules. It’s far too ambiguous and simplistic to be an effective IAL, but it’s fairly popular and so easy to learn that if you’re studying auxlangs already, you might as well check that one off.
If you hunger for more after that, look at Elefen, which is a perfect execution of the generic eurocentric auxlang, or Kotava, which is pretty decent despite its massive vocabulary.
SporadicAspirant | 2016
If you mean with words from many languages:
The response to this argument was made by Alexander Gode and reiterated by Mario Pei: A vocabulary selected from a broad variety of languages does not make the language any easier for speakers of any one language.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_auxiliary_language#Criticism (a theoretical example contrast is given too)
I view this reasoning as possibly close to: The more diverse languages an IAL uses, the harder it is for anyone to easily understand (theoretically and as an admitted generalisation with all the normal caveats for generalisations).
Which hints at a trade-off, and each IAL has to decide how to balance language diversity against immediate intelligibility for a certain set of speakers. And some IALs do go for the more diverse side of the balance:
There are attempts at involving more languages, for example Lingwa de planeta (LdP) "is based on the most widely spoken languages of the world" but of its ten representative/main-source languages, a significant number are still Indo-European; the ten are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, which between them represent a significant portion of the world's population's native languages.
LdP site: http://enlidepla.esy.es/
Toki Pona, not an IAL but an artlang, also draws on several world languages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toki_Pona
Sometimes this type of IAL which draws on several diverse world languages is called a worldlang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldlang
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Are there any tooters who played with it? Any feedbacks?
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