29 Jmis 1961
Editor, The Citiaen-Journal M South Third St, Columbus, Ohio i
A recent piece entitled "Language," by one of your oolumnists pinpoint* well the n@ed of a practioaX "oioe-world" means of international oommunioation*
The suggestion that some current national language* sucSi as French* be
adopted as a "world languaga" is iiapractical snd irapossible in th® light of nationalistic likss aad dislikes. What is needed is a neutral language, deriving its roots from many languages, and capable of adaptation asd expansion to m@et ths needs for aoaurate expression in all fields ef human endeavor*
four columnist seems to b© ignorant of sudti « living, modern language being already in existence, groisring in use l±sroup:hout most of the world (except th© U.S.A9)* given tacit approval by the United Nations, and proven in use to b© practical and cultural*
Mest eaaycicpsdias give ii-:t£S0£ti:Bg iiiforaaitioK regardir"; this language o I'h© Inoyolop©dia teerican» (Tol. 10, pp«- 501-505) sontains aa excellent artieie deecribxag to some length and iri detail the developmeat and wide-spread use of this world language,
The Encyclopedia Brittanioa (Vol, 22. p, 861) als@ describees the
l&n£;uagB, but raoji'e briefly,,.
The World Book Encyclopedia (Vol, 5« p, 28J) contains a short summary, as follows a ''Thousands of worka we now available ia Esperanto, including the Bible, ulassioal aad sciexttifi© books, and novels by such au-ttijrs as Edna Perber asad Erich Maria Semarqae, liiare a.r<z. axso more than IJO Saporant© newspapera aad aiagasines published in about SO co-.intrias. The l^n^uage yeas been used at smuy international aieetiugs, as well as hy soiaa ohaabers of commerce and tourist agencies, « ,*
Incidentally, Esperantists have developed also a simple, international monetary systea now being put into practical uae.
Only in Aynerica, i"^seeHi», are ignorance and indif erenoe so dens® with respect to the probloas of international ooiiaEunication that learned editors and soltEnnists -» and the Colorado Board of Educations »• can write about it and totally ignore the one neutral, practical, auxilliary language already in us® by more ih$m. 1,500|1300 people throughout the world.
Lloyd B, Mignerey LBM,8
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