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Re: The Forbidden Experiment

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Saturday, November 27, 1999, 17:33
Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:

> > > Please tell us more! Is it "real" conlanging? > > I think so. They sing elaborate songs, reproduceable (they remember > them for a day or so, and then forget them because they go on to do > other things and can't write them down yet) and tell us "that's a > song in my language". They make up words for things, not purely a > relex, but things like "coat and shoes" (as a unit), or "to have an > elephant" (and then "to have a large elephant" is a recognizably > cognate word).
I have a little nephew, five and a half years old, who found out about my conlanguage and has started making up words and saying "that's MY language." His parents are very tolerant, fortunately! He's very verbal, and sends us email that he's typed in, with help. Sally ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================