Which conlang should be the international auxiliary language (IAL) - Video
This video is the result of a question asked in this very forum. Thanks Xasybean for asking! (Link below.)
Let's face it. Learning a second language is a pain. Wouldn't it be nice if there were ONE second language we could all learn so we wouldn't have to learn more than one? Over the years, there have been many suggestions. Ido, Interlingua, Occidental, various national languages or a mix of national languages... which one has the best chance of "succeeding."
This was a question which was asked on the Duolingo Esperanto forum. Link to the original thread:
To be clear, I think Esperanto's value is in what you can do with it TODAY, and not in any future "success" the language may have. Indeed, I think it's not obvious what "success" means here.
For those who are more interested in using an Auxlang than talking about it, I invite you to join and post in my Facebook group "Bablo" where posts can be about any topic but must be in an Auxlang - preferably one at least somewhat comprehensible to Esperantists, Interlinguans, Idists... etc.
Please let me know what you think of this video and whether there are any similar topics you'd like me to cover.
I got so many helpful and interesting comments on the first video that I made a part 2. More to come after that!
Here's the link to the playlist which will contain all the videos in the series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl5PRFz0DHxZfkF-P2CpSfnfQ0d4b2QXV