Re: OT "outrageous" (was Re: Elvish ideas ...)
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 21, 2003, 15:34|
Staving Stone Gordonssen:
>>>Saying that somethings "outrageous" sound complainty to me ...
>>There's more than one conlanger on this list who would probably take it as
>>quite a compliment if you described their ideas as "outrageous".
>Only within conlang circles? Or has this, as a compliment, passed into
Well, in the context of conlanging, remember the "mapwords" system I came
up a few weeks ago. In a post entitled "More on Mapwords" I suggested a way
to use mapwords in a free word order syntax, by making each mapword contain
a reference to its own position in the sentence. If somebody had said,
"That's an outrageous idea!", my reply would have been, "Thank you."