Re: "art", "Art" & anti-Art (was Re: conlangs as art (was: Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources
|From:||Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 0:03|
On 2/26/08, Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...> wrote:
> Dada is the chameleon of rapid and self-interested change...."
> - Tristan Tzara
> "this is the song of a dadaist
> who had dada in his heart
> he tore his motor apart
> he had dada in his heart
This gives me a couple of ideas:
- The Tzara poem (one of my favorite French
poems) as a translation exercise:
dĕdâ-lô ŝu-i ŝrun gŏ,
mâ-lŏ im fâ-ŋĭw im dĕdâ.
ƥ ŝâj-i ƴâ-ĉa ĥy-i
gâ-lŏ im fâ-ŋĭw im dĕdâ.
Behold the music characteristic of a dadaïste,
part of whom is an emotion-faculty of which Dada is part.
His vehicle he causes to become tired,
part of which is an emotion-faculty of which Dada is part.
- The concept of a dadalang, a conlang with
deliberately dadaïste or surrealist semantics
(and grammar/phonology? Not sure what would
make a dadaïste phonology. Maybe a phoneme
inventory that includes a bunch of exotic stuff
while leaving out the most common phonemes
in the world? Or phonotactics that allow complex
onsets and codas but forbid basic CV syllables...?
Dada grammar is a bit easier to imagine.). Sonja Kisa's
jokelang Oouu (sp?) is the only one that comes
to mind; it has a phoneme inventory consisting entirely
of vowels, and a ridiculous degree of polysemy and
ambiguity. gzb has some minor dadaïste elements
to its vocabulary/semantics, though not very
much because it's meant for my everyday use.