Age of Conlangers
|From:||Diana Slattery <slattd@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 19, 2002, 15:15|
On 12/18/02 8:32 PM, "Jake X" <starvingpoet@...> wrote:
> I think I am. I joined when I was in eighth grade, but now I'm a freshman.
> Funny twist: when I saw the subject of this post, I read it as ³the age of
> conlangers² as in ³the age of enlightenment, innocence, or reason.
> Well, perhaps there¹s something to that. Does anyone else have the sense of
> some kind of intense pressure building up, heat and pressure, in the
> language-making zone of consciousness as a species, of which one symptom might
> be the spontaneous combustion of conlanging in ³the young² (but how many of us
> by survey started very early) brought into view and enabled by the WWW
> connection and ability to build a community, share ideas, find others, and
> generally get encouraged in one¹s ³madness?² All leading perhapsand there¹s
> nothing but intuition to lead me on heresome breakthrough in languaging, to
> some new means of so doing, to say nothing of new ends in sight.
> I remain, feet firmly planted in mid-air,