Excuse me, I should amend that.
It does have rules, but it doesn't have specific rules governing
sentence formation -- there are dozens of equally acceptable
"alternatives" for just about every grammatical construction and just
about every vocabulary item.
On 10/04/06, Mark Williamson <node.ue(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The point is, Europanto is not a language in the
narrow definition of the word.
Can it be used for communication? Yes. But does it have a more or less
codified set of rules and words that are used to speak it? No. It's
basically linguistic anarchy.
On 10/04/06, europanto <europanto(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Well, joke language or not, it is a language. Its grammar is a set of all
european language grammars.
Why doesn't it have a unique grammar ?
Because there's no common grammar among all european languages, so why
instead of another. You just adapt it to the vocabulary you use locally in
your sentence ( for example ).
It has cultural and historical background.
Anyway, I'm not here to defend Europanto 'till I die.
Or you're a language purist and you'll never admit it as a language, or
you're not that narrow-minded and you see what's the point of it,
or ... you were kind of seduced and even if you're not a linguist, you
decide to support that "way of thinking".
By the way I must admit that I won't kill myself if there isn't a europanto
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