Re: Amerindia [was: Re: Workshops Review #7]
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 7, 2003, 19:56|
--- Dirk Elzinga skrzypszy:
> I should say at this juncture that I'm not really interested in signing up
> for another group and getting more email.
I don't think you have to worry about that, Dirk. These small groups are
usually quiet and only from time to time they spawn some real activity. But
never more than just a few messages a day. You would probably have read them
anyway if they would have been posted to Conlang.
--- I Mike Karapcik skrzypszy:
> Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I kinda agree. I don't see the
> point of a spin-off list for less than 10 people.
Well, as I have said before, I don't advocate the idea of covering the whole
world with Conlang subgroups. But if a few people are interested in digging a
bit deeplier, then what would be the case against creating a group for it?
Personally, I have quite a positive feeling about the groups I am (sort of)
active in: Romanceconlang, Germaniconlang, and Slaviconlang.
Besides, they *can* be a solution for people who don't want or cannot handle
our 100 messages a day. Speaking for myself, I find it hard to delete messages
unread, but sometimes I feel sorry for spending a bigger part of my free time
opening, quickly reading, and deleting messages than doing the actual
conlanging work. When you get a message from such a subgroup, at least you know
in advance that it is worth reading.
Finally, these groups are by no means meant to replace conlang. Most of their
members are active here, too, and that's the way it should be.
> Further, I really don't
> want to re-register with Yahoo. I got sooo much spam from the last time.
You don't need to. If you subscribe by sending a message, you don't need to get
a Yahoo! id. BTW I have had this Yahoo! account for over a year now, and I
never had any problems with spam. <knock knock>
> Why not just keep things on conlang, since it's conlang related.
> They can be labeled "Amerindian", in case anyone is against reading them.
> (Personally, I don't get that. I think the most fun thing about this list is
> seeing all the unusual possibities in language.)
True. But this list is just too big for all conlang related stuff. Besides,
these group attract some people from the other conlang groups as well; they
might have Amerindian languages that you aren't aware of yet.
But after all, it is just a matter of taste.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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