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*having
>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 linguisticcreativity?
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.