Re: Whether we're thin and rich
|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.