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Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet

From:Nihil Sum <nihilsum@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 6:07
Wha hunh?

>I'd expect most Conlangers are INTPs (Introvert Senser Thinker Perciever) >These people love logical systems, such as language, mathematics, physics, >any science, and computers. I know I am.
Oh my, no no no no no no.... Couldn't stand math at all. Physics to me was just math but the students had these calculators that you could use to play tetris. I'm no mathematician or scientist: I'm mostly a musician. The only science I ever dug was biology -- and I only took that cause I needed four credits and it was the only science that didn't involve math. Computers (scream) to me are the boxes that you tell to do something and then watch helplessly as they proceed to follow their own whims. Language, on the other hand, I deeply dig (or I wouldn't be writing one!), but I don't think it's a "logical system". My own language reflects this. It is full of idioms, inconsistancies, exceptions, and beautiful beautiful irregularities. It's an "illoglan". And I know I'm not alone in deliberately making one this way. NS _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at


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