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Celtiboinking [and mandarin musings]

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 5, 2002, 12:23
From: Stephen Mulraney [mailto:ataltanie@OCEANFREE.NET]

> On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 17:34:05 -0000 > Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...> wrote: > > > From: Aidan Grey [mailto:grey@FAS.HARVARD.EDU] > > > > > So Keith, where in ireland are you? > > > > I'm from Sligo (the south of the county - take it from me, unless > > you're from Sligo, you can't understand how important that is :-) > > I'm living in Cork at the moment > > Hmm... sounds familiar - > > I'm from Dublin (the south of the city - take it from me, unless > you're from Dublin, you can't understand how important that is :-) > > (only joking - it's true but I don't give, as they say, a toss. Only I > should point out I don't have a D4 accent - damn, a rock and a hard > place!)
Well, it happens everywhere, I think.
> > > It would be cool to have a meeting of > > > conlangers in Ireland. > > > > Yeah! All, um, uh, three of us, isn't it? Seriously though, it's a > > good idea. > > Am I the third or is there a fourth? ;)
I think you're the third. When I got here, I think I was the only Irish person on the list, but I'm not sure. I think there's another Irish person on the list, again, I'm not sure.
> I always imagined, > perhaps very > wrongly, that this list contains (intermittently at least) a > respectable > chunk of the conlangers of this world... Perhaps this is wrong, a few > times 3 or 4 conlangers per 3 or 4 million seems like a rather feeble > concentration. Probably this is just an example of my non-network > blindness - surely *everybody* in the world is onlne _now_?!
Theory: The rest of the country isn't like Ennis.
> Talking (irrelevantly) of Ireland and nets, why o why is the mandarin > for "Ireland" °®¶ûÀ¼ "Ai4er3lan2" = "Love-net-orchid" ?!
'Cause it sounds nice?
> > Actually, there was going to be a Celtiboink > > > (celticonlanger gathering) this summer too - maybe they > > > should be combined. > > Where was the celtiboink going to be held? Any anyway, what's the > listserv address for the celticonlanglist? I've been meaning > to join for > a while (as if I need more to read).
Celticonlang is on Yahoo! Groups over at