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Re: Tonal Songs and glossalalia

From:Gary Shannon <reboot@...>
Date:Friday, April 16, 1999, 1:03
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From: Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 3:58 AM
Subject: Re: Tonal Songs and glossalalia
> >I'm not that good at it either, but now that you mention it, I am reminded
of a
>college prank that a friend and I pulled off once. >My friend proposed that the two of us take a liesurely stroll across
>"involved in a heated >debate", loudly screaming our lungs off at each other in an attempt to
>the other of our view", >but not using one word of English or any other natlang. It was to be total >"doubletalk". We wanted to >see the reactions of people. (He was excellant at producing streams of
>utterances, although AFAIK, he wasn't >a conlanger). The results: none! Nobody paid us the least bit of
attention ---
>we had forgotten to take >into account one basic fact: it was the 60's in the U.S. and wierdness was
>around us! :-) We'd have >made more of an impression by having had a quiet, philisophical debate in
>level, normal English! > >Dan Sulani >
Maybe they just assumed you were speaking some other language they were not familiar with. --Gary