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.