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Re: Lighting Some Flames: Towards conlang artistry

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 12, 2002, 16:11
Peter Clark scripsit:

> But if you will permit me to be negative for a moment, setting up > "schools" is not the way to do it. I was an English major (Planned > Poverty, I call it) in college, and had to suffer through the various > "schools." Let's see if I can remember all five: Marxist, Feminist, > Psychoanalytic, Reader-Response, and...darn, I forgot. You know what?
Check out _The Pooh Perplex_ by Frederic C. Crewes sometime.
> Conlanging is an art, but I don't want it to become "ART" (said with > a very nasal tone.)
As someone who has been known to construct postings entirely out of Northrop Frye quotations, and whose dialect of English features what has been called "pervasive nasality", otherwise known as "adenoidal English", I fear I resemble that remark rather too much. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_