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
i'll try that. I want to be the other crazy one.
Teonaht has become increasingly complicated, over the years,
See the original message at http://www.egroups.com/list/conlang/?start=19161
> 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!