|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 3, 2003, 19:52|
--- H. S. Teoh skrzypszy:
> This message is intended for participants in the current relay. I'm
> sending it here because I've unfortunately completely lost track of it, I
> don't even know if I'm still subscribed to the relay list (note: this is
> the Yahoo! list, not the Rempts' list).
As far as I can tell, you are still subscribed. The last message from that list
was sent on February 14 (or was it 16?). I must admit that I forgot to notify
the list after I had passed my text to you.
> 1) Who should I send the English translation of my entry to? :-) (Or, to
> be pedantic, to whom shall I send the English of my translation relay
That would be Natalia Laurila: nata @ laurila . net
> 2) Whoever is going after Joe Fatula, he has informed me that he might
> take a while before completing the translation. Just so whoever it is
> knows what's happening.
Arthaey, I think? Perhaps the two of you could better switch places, then?
Otherwise this unhappy relay never meets its conclusion.
> Sorry for this slightly-ontopic post. Now we may resume our regular
> off-topic CONLANG traffic on matters of such great import as... English
> pronunciations. :-)
Yay!!! It has been a much too long time since the item came up for the last
time... at least two days!
> P.S. As for people who have "accused" me of being female... now if I were
> to post in Ebisedian (which I in fact did not long ago), then it would
> become immediately obvious which persuasion I am of. Not to fault anyone,
> as for the longest time I had mistakenly assumed YHL was male...
Hehe. Somehow I have always assumed you were male, although I have never seen
it officially confirmed, now that I think of it. I don't think that has
anything to do with the mechanism that every list member who uses a pseudonym
or initials only is male by default. It's rather you style or writing, I guess.
Nevertheless, I'm still curious what the letters H.S. stand for.
> P.S.S. So we might consider requiring posts to CONLANG to have an
> accompanying Ebisedian translation, so that we can divine such obscure
> things as gender from the type of personal pronoun the poster uses to
> refer to _sili'_ (i.e., oneself).
And what about those who use the epicene forms, huh?
Well, we know at least one thing for sure: the list's official language, Dutch,
won't be of much help here. Had it been Polish or Russian, and everybody wrote
in the past tense, it would have been a completely different story...
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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