Re: FINAL QUESTION: your natlangs. Sorry this is the last of the survey...
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 9, 1998, 5:14|
On Wed, 7 Oct 1998 21:47:01 -0000, Tommie Powell
>Yes. Incidentally, I noticed that about half of the respondants to =Sally's
>survey have been people who work in computer/math fields -- doubtlessly
>"logic geeks" (like me) -- and that the other half generally have strong
>"artistic" sensibilities. That's a peculiar mix, isn't it?
I don't know; there's quite a bit of art in writing a good algorithm (or
formulating an elegant proof if you're mathematically inclined), while on
the other hand there's a lot of mathematical structure in art forms
(particularly music). Both sorts of activities require a good deal of
creativity, which is also a prerequisite for conlanging.