Tuesday, December 15, 2009

L.L. Zamenhof: Who He Was, Why He's on Google

L.L. Zamenhof: Who He Was, Why He's on Google:
Importantly, a few years after he had fine-tuned his language, Zamenhof gave up control of it to its users.

"Zamenhof looked up recent cases of [attempts at creating artificial languages] and he saw that the fatal flaw in these projects was their inventors kept grasping their own languages and trying to control and modify them, which created a lot of animosity among its speakers," Pool said.