Re: [Fwd: Re: Hello!]
|Date:||Monday, February 24, 2003, 3:04|
On Mon, 2003-02-24 at 11:31, Jake X wrote:
> > Spend time on this list. One thing I find about hanging around here is
> > that whenever you actively read (actively posting is not necessary, but
> > is never detrimental to your health, unless you do *nothing* but post
> > here, which is tempting, but eating, sleeping and exercise *are*
> > necessary.
> Just pointing out that you opened the perentheses and never closed it nor
> added the necessary subbordinate clause to finish the thought. I'm really
> interested in finding out what happens when you actively read.
Actually, there was a closing bracket... My parentheses can sometimes
get a bit carried away. Here it is in full:
> > (actively posting is not necessary, but
> > is never detrimental to your health, unless you do *nothing* but
> > post here, which is tempting, but eating, sleeping and exercise
> > *are* necessary. The list has limits (something like 100 posts a
> > day) so that we don't spend too much collective time on here)
The sentence with the parenthesis stripped:
> > One thing I find about hanging around here is
> > that whenever you actively read, you get too many ideas
> > for new conlangs.
> (Also, I find that what I think you were going to say is true. I knew
> nothing about X-sampa or even much linguistics before I joined the list;
> I'm much more lang-literate now. Even disregarding conlangs. Truthfully
> I am much more of an off-topic poster [one who posts, not what one hangs]
> than a conlang poster, because my conlangs are mostly sketches, fleeting
> and short lived.)
Yeah, I'm in the same boat, though I have the odd bigger conlang. Though
before I joined the list, I knew the Kirsh ASCII-IPA from another list.