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Re: Lighting Some Flames towards conlang artistry

From:Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>
Date:Sunday, March 17, 2002, 4:00

>>2. Since conlangs tend to be idiosyncratic, and tend to assert their
creators' individuality, I see no point in dividing the list into "schools." Labels like "naturalistic," "exotic," and "logical" should be seen as points on a continuum, not pigeonholes in which conlangers should feel confined. <snip> Jim G.*<< I love the way you stated this, since language itself works in this very way. Even the sounds that make up languages are points on a continuum, and languages themselves rarely, if not never, fit completely into the categories that linguists set up. ===== The Aquamarine Demon "All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry." -Edgar Allan Poe "It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." -Mark Twain __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Sports - live college hoops coverage