Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:28:27 EST
From: RonButters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: the limited universality de Esperanto

In a message dated 3/22/98 7:49:53 PM, dcoles[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HORIZON.BC.CA wrote:

I want to use "de" everywhere, occ. maybe "a'".
Let's do it for all languages
with prepostions. Sort of universal creolization

it is called "Esperanto"

Au contraire, mon frere! There's nothing "universal" about Esperanto -
unless your definition of the universe is Western Europe.

Esperanto's definition of "universal" (not mine) is 'Western Europe'--or, more
properly, 'Indo-European Europe'. But I assume that anybody who wanted to use
"de" as the "universal" "prepostion" has Indo- European Europe in mind,