Logomachist wrote:It's premise- that existing languages are biased against women- is absurd. Languages are spoken by women as much as they are by men, and women therefore have an equal chance to invent and adapt natural language
Logomachist wrote:. Its premise seemed to be very much grounded in radical feminism, and you either fall in with an extreme feminist ideology, or you don't.
Logomachist wrote:It's best chance would have been, say, if liberal colleges with a strong woman's studies department got the linguistics department to add the language as an elective course, and then it snowballed from there.
I think Lobjam stole some ideas from Láadan... hopefully they stole the best parts and have integrated them into a language not dependent on a language department buying into politically correct assumptions.
jan musi pi len noka wrote: It's worked well for religion though-- sanskrit, latin and arabic seem to be surviving on a prestige factor that people tend to fight about.
Logomachist wrote:I guess religion really IS a good way to promote your language, although it must be an easier sell if it is/was a natural language and not just something you made up or were gifted by aliens.
janMato wrote:ma seme li meli pi toki pona?
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