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Re: Cambridge Mass. Conlang Get-together

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 10:08
Jeffrey Henning wrote:

> Mark's not on this list, but I hope Tom or Keith will chime in with > more details.
Been meaning to, and hope to very, very soon. In a nutshell: it was excellent, but I was rendered a wee bit dumbstruck by being in the presence of some of the more prominent members the conlangerati[1]. That, and being accosted[2] by priest in Schoenhof's[3] who was simultaneously attempting to get me to join the priesthood[4], live amongst the Passamaquoddy and learn their language, and join the local branch of Cumann na Gaeilge[5] while periodically speaking to me in Irish in a context[6] that was alien. Bizarre! ;-) K. [1] There's a new one for the neologisms list. [2] Ok, maybe that's a bit too strong a word. [3] Which, I might add, is a conlanger's wet dream. [4] The first-born son in my family! Shocking! [5] [6] And accent, and dialect: Bloody Cork dialect. The stress and palatalisation is all off. Half freaked me out half the time.[7] [7] No, I'm not going for the record for highest ratio of footnotes to actual text, but I'm probably not far off.


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>