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Re: Conlang Irregularities

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 10, 1999, 5:10
Dan Sulani wrote:
> I'm more of a "just happens" conlanger. It seems to me that life > itself, being full of irregularities and contradictions, > if a language is part of one's life for any great length of time, it is > bound to accumulate changes that can confuse and even contradict earlier > stages of the language. I tend to regard this as a sign of > _development_ rather than a sign of a problem.
I'm more or less like that, except that I tend to be suspicious of irregular forms. If I keep making a mistake, I'll look at it carefully, try to decide if that's an Anglicism, which I should purge, or the language's structure showing through, which means I should keep it.