Whether we're thin and rich
|Date:||Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 14:26|
Charles <catty@...> wrote:
> 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.
That's true. I didn't even have a computer at first. My first
serious attempts were afterwards; I had a computer already,
but hadn't even thought of having Internet or e-mail. (However,
the first e-mail message I sent from home was to the listserver
> 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.
Other reasons too: a) imitating Tolkien, b) imitating Tolkien and others
without even knowing them (but for the same reasons), c) they want to
play and they get tired of model plains and trains -- too simple!