relative weirdness (was Re: signal and noise in phonologies and scripts)
|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 22:23|
Jörg eskrë »
> He might be somewhat weird, but after all, we are all a bit weird
> sometimes, aren't we? The fact alone that we invent languages just
> for the fun of it seems odd enough to most people...
... which is why I found it so comforting to find Conlang in '96 when I got
online: "Wow, so many conlangers!" You don't feel quite so weird when you're
surrounded by equally-weird (or at least, weird for the same reason) people.
Just recently Jameld has gained a fresh audience among a new circle of
friends I've found... friends-of-friends can become friends, sometimes...
They're mostly quite a bit younger than me, and their response to Jameld's
existence, and that I actually "made it up" myself, is interest, mild
amusement and (in some cases) "Cool!" None of them have actually expressed
horror or revulsion, anyway.
My new Jameld Microphrasebook - everything vital, all on one double-sided A4
sheet folded into a minimally thin booklet - is going to come in very
useful. The number of messages I get on my phone in Jameld is just about to
go up dramatically, I hope. :)
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