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Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-06-29 UTC
The number of Esperanto speakers has been estimated in around two million around the world, and it can be more or less right, but I think it includes many persons who has only basic knowledge of the language. Klingon speakers are growing fast, I don´t know the number, but I don´t think it is more than a few decens of thousands. The growth in popularity surprises me, Klingon is a sharp language, not very harmonious and of difficult construction. Esperanto, Loglan and similars are much more intelligently designed languages, and although Esperantists are so numerous that they can contitute a 'virtual nation', my personaal opinion is that all those languages are going to dissapear with time. English can be considered actually an universal language of convenience, but in the far future other new language can take the place, perhaps some evolutive product of various languages, like Esperanto, but with other roots and many artificial tools for making it an intelligent language in its design (In this aspect, English, Spanish, French and many others show strong design errors and troubles). For a while, I´ll continue my attempts of communication with people of other countries in my bad English, and I suspect I´ll do so for the rest of my life.

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