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Re: Calling all Conlangers!

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2002, 6:05
Christophe wrote:

<<You text is quite nice, though the end is a little far-fetched :))) . I

think conlanging contributes much to world peace, it reminds me of the reason

why I stopped being an Esperantist and became simply an Esperantophone :) .>>

And then Roger wrote:

<<My reaction here matched Christophe's-- shades of Zamenhof and all his

auxlang tribe!  The least important motive, IMHO ;-)>>

    Just to clarify, I wasn't being deadpan serious, at all.  It's one of
those joke things, where you say it while smiling and expect people to laugh,
so that they understand that you're going a bit too far, but that the idea
behind it is sound.  You know?  I'm no Zamenhof, and a really shy
Esperantist, at best.

Oh, Roger also wrote:

<<At least one valid excuse could be:

with so many natlangs in danger of extinction, why devote one's time to

"unreal" ones?  (Though I don't see the Chomskians doing much salvage work)>>

    HA, HA, HA, HA!!!  Ah, the secret wars of linguistics!


"Zi hiwejnat zodZaraDatsi pat Zi mirejsat dZaCajani sUlo."
"The future's uncertain and the end is always near."
                --Jim Morrison


Chris Palmer <cecibean@...>Secret wars
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>