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Re: CHAT: Using cats for practice

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Friday, December 11, 1998, 19:11
Sally wrote :


> Very useful, James. But even more useful is a trick I've thought of > trying, and which constitutes the only really practical way of holding a > dialogue with yourself. I'd like to know if anyone else is as crazy as I > am: make a taperecording of yourself issuing yourself commands, or asking > yourself evocative questions. Then play it back under your pillow at night > and see if they are clear to you, or if you dream about them. On a more > ordinary level, you could make "taped lessons" and then try them on > yourself.
i'll try that. I want to be the other crazy one. Teonaht has become increasingly complicated, over the years,
> but it was greatly gratifying, and weird, to come across a dialog I had > written out... oh...nineteen years ago, between a girl and a boy who were > courting; and though I hadn't looked at this vocabulary for almost as long > (it was largely discarded and the grammar drastically altered), the > exchange was perfectly clear to me. As though I was reading Spanish from > a textbook. How strange, and with a language I invented. It was speaking > to me across the years. > > Sally--popping in from the hectic turmoil that is my life right now. > > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > Sally Caves > > > > > > Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen. > volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib. > > This leaf, the wind takes her. > She's old, and born this year. > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > This needs to be changed. Snow is breathing on us, > but not falling. Ooh... nice sentence for Teonaht! > >
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