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Re: The magic of conlang (was: Has anyone made a real conlang?)

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Sunday, April 27, 2003, 17:07
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From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>

> Sally Caves scripsit: > > > I didn't. "Nature's beauty is skin deep." Underneath the skin is a
host of
> > horrible little uglies, since it is universally true that parasites are
> > part of what is deemed beautiful and orderly. > > Actually, I don't agree with you about parasites. They too have their > place. A parasite is sort of like AllNoun: stripped to the bare minimum > it needs to keep going, no redundant parts.
Whoa! Major loss of context here. I agree with you. I was being sardonic. "Nature's beauty is skin deep" (and then the description of parasites) was Andrew's response to your comment about the beauty of nature, to which you wrote "And this contradicts my statement in what way?" to which Stone Gordonson responded, "Strange. I took his statements as agreeing with you. :)," to which I responded "I didn't," and "interpreted" what I felt was Andrew's "contradiction." Of course I don't think that it is "universally true" that parasites are not in their own way beautiful and orderly. I don't care to find them crawling on my cat, but I can see their function and purpose in the chain of life. I think it time for me to stop responding to Andrew's out-of-left-field remarks. :) Sally Caves Eskkoat ol ai sendran, rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo. "My shadow follows me, putting strange, new roses into the world."