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Re: OT: Fabian and Second Life (was Re: Local conlangcons)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, March 1, 2007, 17:37
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From: Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 10:20 am
Subject: OT: Fabian and Second Life (was Re: Local conlangcons)

> On 3/1/07, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote: > [about Fabian] > > An English guy who knows more than is safe about the Maltese > language. > Ah. Is he not Maltese?
I don't know. He was not of 100% Anglo-Saxon stock, but I don't recall the exact details. I think Maltese blood did indeed make up part of his family.
> (And that sounds interesting, especially since I'm also interested in > the Maltese language -- though I fear I wouldn't have the time to > devote to it to attain the status of knowing more than is safe....)
I tried learning, *years* ago, and nothing really stuck. I may try again, as it's certainly an interesting concept. I'd almost be tempted to call it the opposite of Carrajena, if I were sure I knew what I was talking about.
> > and is apparently a Second Life player. > > Interesting. > > Is anyone else here in Second Life?
My old PC was too primitive to handle it, and I just haven't had time on the new one to try it out (I've been busy with my book, surfing Livejournal, or playing Flyff, or not in front of the PC). I do want to, though. My employer, perhaps bizarrely, has an officially sanctioned SL group of employees (with their own newsgroup on the company's internal NNTP server, their own Group on the internal IM system, and everything), and there's an unofficial extended group of employees and ex-employees on SL too.
> I joined quite a while ago after an invitation from a Lojbanist on a > Lojban mailing list who hoped to use that venue to community in
> in real time. Unfortunately, I never met him in-world due to time
> differences.
Yes, I rather suppose that's one of the drawbacks to any live environment. IMO that's why there'll always be a place for email and usenet.
> I'm Kazuhiko Shirakawa there, though I'm hardly ever online these > days.
I may very well create an account, and join in.
> > Very useful guy for asking about non-Latin/non-English scripts > > in Win9x/3.x. > > That sounds useful indeed.
He's apparently still quite well-known in the right circles for a document explaining how to retro- fit a non-Japanese copy of Windows to seem like a Japanese copy. My gut feeling is that he's still enthusiastic about i10n and l18n on more modern systems. Paul


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>