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. That, and being accosted by priest in Schoenhof's
who was simultaneously attempting to get me to join the priesthood,
live amongst the Passamaquoddy and learn their language, and join the
local branch of Cumann na Gaeilge while periodically speaking to me
in Irish in a context that was alien. Bizarre! ;-)
 There's a new one for the neologisms list.
 Ok, maybe that's a bit too strong a word.
 Which, I might add, is a conlanger's wet dream.
 The first-born son in my family! Shocking!
 And accent, and dialect: Bloody Cork dialect. The stress and
palatalisation is all off. Half freaked me out half the time.
 No, I'm not going for the record for highest ratio of footnotes
to actual text, but I'm probably not far off.