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Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Monday, June 3, 2002, 22:10
BP Jonsson sekalge
>What really pisses me off is the insinuation that being lame *and*
>weird interests *and* being bad at casual conversation is worse than not >being lame and having those other traits...
My pathology exactly. Perhaps it's symptomatic of conlanging in general? By "lame", I take it that you mean socially and not physically. I've given up on normal people. They can just... go away, I guess. To facilitate this, I occasionally advertise my conlanging. It works half the time and backfires too often. :))
>Since everybody is involved in language >change, what's so d****ed strange about deliberate linguistic
creativity? It's like having an artificial heart. Few realize that they are a part of linguistic change, and conlanging is not exactly linguistic change. It's much more direct and complete than that. Laimes, Wright