RE: Soul LO1282

Jim Michmerhuizen (
Wed, 17 May 1995 23:49:48 +0059 (EDT)

Replying to LO1256 --

On Tue, 16 May 1995, Dr. Ivan Blanco wrote:

> I think that what has been ignored in the discussion about the
> common language is the fact that common languages already exist. They
> don't have to be developed or invented. We just need to pay attention to
> how people communicate with each other in different job environments, such
> air traffic controllers, police departments, the guys in the O.J. trial,
> fire departments, schools, etc.

Bless you. This is a crucially important principle. And your statement
of it is direct and simple. Couldn't be improved.

It's what we might call a criterion. If we come into an environment where
a common language appears not to exist, we know immediately that something
is wrong.

Jim Michmerhuizen
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