Re: Chickenese - natlang or artlang?
|Date:||Sunday, July 2, 2006, 2:45|
On Sunday 02 July 2006 07:01, Paul Joseph Schleitwiler, FCM wrote:
I note the author is Damon Lord. He is sometimes active in the shared
world project Ill Bethisad, the creator of the Anglo-Celtic conlang
Wessish. There is a link for Chickenese at http://www.wessisc.co.uk/ .
The Wessish page on Chickenese notes that "This is for fun."
In which case I believe he is not Canadian but Welsh (bok, ach). The
editorial states that this is a special Canadian Edition of Speculative
Grammarian in honour of July 1, Canada Day. Footnote 1 adds that is is
"a fact which several Canadians are aware of and which almost no one
else in the entire world cares about/aboot".
My research suggests that it is a conlang and Not To Be Taken Seriously.
Andrew Smith -- firstname.lastname@example.org --
> --- In email@example.com, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote:
> " ... The latest issue of Speculative Grammarian ("SpecGram")
> includes a grammatical sketch of Chickenese. See:
> Although it is
> described as if it were a natlang, I am almost
> convinced that it is, in fact, a conlang. Personally, I suspect that
> the author may be simply "feeding the chooks" ...
> "PS ... While you're there, try out the new "LingDoKu II" - it's
> fun!" YA
> While the author is apparently Canadian, Canadian Chickenese is not
> mentioned, (Canadian Chickens say "B'K, eh?" cf. Canadian Geeses'
> "Honk, eh?"), nor other dialects or languages in the Chickenese
> family. For example, the South Georgian Redneck's "y'all come BAAK',
> y'hear!" or the East Tennessee Mountain Roughneck's
> As well as other concepts/constructions such as "ku/kuru/KUku" which
> has been recorded in several countries.
> The 'sketch' is indeed just a sketch. Probably conducted in only one
> henhouse or barnyard. A case of rushing to publish with incomplete
> research in order to claim primacy in the field.
> Que Dios te bendiga de siempre y de todas maneras,