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Re: Whether we're thin and rich

From:Charles <catty@...>
Date:Monday, September 27, 1999, 22:23
Sally Caves wrote:

> Started by Tom Weir in a comment about whether conlanging is a > rich European pastime for people with a lot of time on their hands.
> A great many of us had already started doing this > before we met each other on the list.
> What if the list only scratches the > surface of world conlangers?
Here's my theory: Of all the people in any area where there is not much language mixing, some try to learn a "foreign" language for impractical reasons, most of them become frustrated and fail the attempt, then some of those decide they themselves could make a "better" language, and some of those end up here. Or maybe it's the reverse or something else.