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
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
> 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 groups.yahoo.com