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Confused about the T-shirt (was: I won't start a flame war)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, November 12, 1999, 6:00
At 6:01 pm -0500 10/11/99, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote: >> To omit it from a list of conlangs is IMHO simply ignoring history and >> being petty minded. > >Except that this T-shirt was supposed to be a product of the list, a >collection of translations in the conlangs of the list members.
Fair enough - if that is the case. I know I wasn't here at the start of the T-shirt business, but I'd understood that it was, e.g. going to include Quenya as an example of a 'Tolklang'; that someone was producing the Solresol version on the musical stave etc etc. Neither Tolkien nor Sudre were members of this list. My intention was - and still is - to support what seems to me Don's eminently sensible suggestion re auxlangs (except I added Solresol). If I've misunderstood, then I apologize. ------------------------------------------------------------------- But at 6:59 pm +0000 10/11/99, Fabian wrote: [....]
>--> > >Like it or not, Esperanto shall be present. I don't care what you think on >that point. Otherwise... > >-hey fred, cool T-shirt! Whats it about? >-its about artificial languages... >-so wheres that famous one, whats it called, Esperanto? >-well, actually... > >See? Esperanto is one or the more famous conlangs around.
Now I'm REALLY confused. Isn't Fabian the one actually responsible for this T-shirt? Or have I misunderstood that also! What Fabian says above is no more & no less what I said. I have no interest whatever in auxlang-politics; but, like Fabian (it seems), I think the " - well, actually.... " bit will make conlangers sound pretty pathetic. [....]
> >I am not entertaining such arguments on which auxlangs may be included. >However, I did invite people to send me descriptions of these >romance-aux-langs so that I could make a better judgement about which ones >might be excluded if necessary. So far, no one has sent such a description >in a readable format.
Come on, Jay. Let Fabian know about yours. If a romance-aux-lang is to be included, let's have one of our list member's! Ray, Slightly confused - and really not wanting any flame-war. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================