The inventor of a new universal language claims his language is already more popular than Esperanto and could become the de-facto world language within a generation or two.
Hubert Perkins, of the Cambridge Institute of International Linguistics says that his new language offers great benefits over esperanto in that anyone who already has some grasp of english will find it particularly easy to pick up, as it is built up of standard English grammar applied to an English language vocabulary.
Some examples were given in both Esperanto and Interlang to show how easy the new language would be for people to learn:
Original Phrase: Hello! Do you have any cakes today?
Esperanto: Saluton! ĉu vi havas kukojn hodiaŭ?
Interlang: Hi, Have you got any cakes today?
Original Phrase: Can you tell me please the direction to the opera?
Esperanto: Ĉu vi povas diri al mi bonvolu direkte al la opero?
Interlang: Do you know how to get to the opera?
Original Phrase: Please telephone the veterinarian, I believe my pachyderm has a tumor.
Esperanto: Bonvolu telefona la bestkuracisto, mi kredis miajn pachyderm havas tumoron.
Interlang: Can you call the vet, I think my elephant has cancer.
Perkins says that nearly 1.8 billion people have some level of literacy in Interlang, and claims that even with those who do not speak any English at all, there is a reasonable level of understanding of the new language, as long as the Interlang speaker shouts.