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IAL issue-thread: serious fun

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 18:31
HiYa Peeps,
    I am back from the dead (almost literally: I almost died over Memorial
Day...I was hospitalized for nearly 3 weeks! [OBCONLANG: Can you say
"claustrophobia" and "stir-crazy" in your various conlangs???]).

    In regards to this perennial IAL issue-thread, I say that auxlangs can be
"serious fun" in light of conlanging in general and in/on this esteemed list.
    Just like "fakelangs," conauxlangs can be full of "mischief" of the
ironic sort. Sidesplitting send-ups of the old IAL advocatin' has more than once
been parodied on this list with hilarious results and much "food"/"fuel" for
more creative conlanging ideas...

---  º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º  º°`°º ø,¸~->

Hanuman "Mister Sinister" Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist
- "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69}
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"Poetic creation still remains an act of perfect spiritual freedom. Poetry
remakes & prolongs language; every poetic language begins by being a secret
language, that is, the creation of a personal universe, of a completely closed
world." - Mircea Eliade

'The sage does not become trapped in semantics, does not mistake map for
territory, but rather "opens things up to the light of Heaven" by flowing with the
words, by playing with the words. Once attuned to this flow, the sage need
make no special effort to "illumine," for language does it by itself,
spontaneously. Language spills over [... letting each stream find its own channel,
fertilizing the earth, bringing everything into becoming...].' -  Peter Lamborn
Wilson, _Aimless Wandering: Chuang Tzu's Chaos Linguistics_

     Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars
leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode,
orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics
warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap...

"Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" -
John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_

>> maci caca ei debri legosetplex!
prizerva. salva. riceu. gomi-scopa ei risaiclo ! << English translitteration of above _lego junco _, "junk language": "Fight {Maquis/-machy} Waste & Trash Linguistic ! Save, Salvage, Recover, Found-Treasure-Objects-Look/Scavenge & Recycle!"


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>