[Kooler] Esperanto [was How many languages?]
lan.barnes at tenngroup.com
Sun Mar 19 09:10:23 PST 2000
Martin Baehr wrote:
> some countries do have a genuine fear that their local language
> and the culture that comes with it, will die if english is selected.
> this almost already happened in luxemburg, a small country
> surrounded by germany, france and belgium.
> at one point they started using only german, french and english
> in school,
Luxembourgese? Hmmm. Is there a Swiss, too?
> the problem that esperantists have though, is that they developed their
> own culture, they where to eager to embrace this international idea,
> and thereby alienated all those who would learn it as a tool for
> communication to do bussiness or learn about another countries culture,
> and had no interrest whatsoever in an esperanto culture.
Clearly Esperantists need a native homeland, not unlike Israel,
in order to be safe in this world. I would suggest that we
partition Luxembourg (or Switzerland) since they are (1) small
and easy to pick on, and (2) obviously confused about their
Lan Barnes lan.barnes at tenngroup.com
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