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Re: CHAT: a conlang of my very own :) (was: Re: unsubscribing)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, May 31, 2002, 18:33
In a message dated 05/31/2002 12.33.38 AM, christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR

>Isn't it? That's why I always read all the posts from the list. Even the >most off-topic ones can be enlightening, if only by the very internationality >of the list, which helps watching things with another point of view. I find
>very important both for my conlanging and my everyday life.
I second that opinion most heartily :) <SNiP>
>:))) I find it a nice project. Currently, you make me think of Chang, but >without his typing mania ;)) (no offense meant Hanuman, rather the >contrary :)) ).
*snarfle-snort* ;) "Typing mania" 0_o? What typing mania? ;) No offense taken, CG ::aside to John Cowan:: Ever notice that Christophe's intials are _exactly_ like that of Curious George's? Interesting synchronicity there, eh? hehe...
> [ . . . ] I suffered of the "Oh! Shiny!" syndrome :)) .
LOL like Kiki the Ferret <re: www.sluggyfreelance {?}>, eh?
> [. . . ] And Maggel is full of those kinds of little tricks :)) ).
Neat, but I still have to fight the lingua-visceral impulse to run for the hills or dropping in a dead-faint ;) "Eek! Its Maggel... and its brain-stunnin' orthography!" CG, IMHO Itakian is mischieviously brainie... and Notya mind-blowing... but Maggel ::shakes head in mock depression and angst:: makes my poor head go in spirals. Tip o' dhe ol' hat ta ya, CG.
>Everybody knows the perfect dialect of English is the one spoken nearly >natively by a French <runs for his life> ;))))) .
I thought the perfect dialect of English is Shanghai English (especially when spoken so nicely by young females...) <dons flak jacket & dives into bomb-shelter head-first>
>> This was based on a couple prejudices of mine... one is that I >> figure it's a sin we don't have a more phonemic >> alphabet, and another is that I think we need a whole >> pile of new letters. > >Well, I like the idea of the pile of new letters. English is boring in >its insistance in not using any diacritic :)) . > >> Hër Aë røët (not de Kænädëæn vauwel räzing :) ) søm >> tekst in maë prsønæl or agræfë... de coëßes øv letrs >> mäk no kläms tu inhärent supërëoritë øv enë sort ænd >> ar æ kambinäxøn "artistik" ventyur ænd øltimætlë >> _or ogræfikæl_ (if dæt emfæsis mäks senß - søm >> dësizhøns an speling wr mäd an haëlë flipænt >> kraëtërëæ...) reprëzentäxøn øv maë nätiv daëælekt, de >> most prfekt form øv Inglix dæt hæz evr egzisted ;) ;). >> I rot al maë prsønæl læb nots dis wäy :). > > [ . . . ] You make English look like a Scandinavian language, >I like it :)) .
>> Aend hyr iz soem riten in dhe daygraefikael vaariaent >> oev dhe skript... :P > >And now it looks like Old Dutch! I like it even more :))) .
Niceness. In a message dated 05/31/2002 06.55.32 AM, christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR writes:
>En réponse à John Cowan <jcowan@...>: > >> No. In the old days, conlanging was intellectual masturbation. >> With the arrival of this list, it has become intellectual *intercourse*. > >Intercourse? We're 360 subscribed on the list, with a good 40 who actually >participate discussions! If we take the metaphor to its logical end, we're >deep in a big intellectual orgy! (and now I wait for czHANG to remind me how >sex-minded I am ;))) )
:: not rising to that bait, tho' tempting :: In a message dated 05/31/2002 07.06.26 AM, jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM writes:
>Why not? As Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th-century U.S. essayist) said (I think >it was him): It is only through listservs that we have intercourse with >superior minds. > >Awright, he said "books". Technodetails.
Drat it!!!!... I was gonna comment on those "technodetails" but ya prempted that... LMAO ::wraps head in tinfoil shield, suspecting John Cowan of some kind of telepathy:: Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZahN/ ~§~ M'illumino d'immenso notte stellata matematica... les astres sont le silencieux orchestre des mondes inconnus... avec le vide, les pleins pouvoirs


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>Head going in spirals (Was: Re: chat: a conlang of my very own :) (was: Re: unsubscribing))