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From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, March 15, 2002, 21:17
In a message dated 2002.03.14 09.21.47 PM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

>In my view, Srikanth's Lin - to take just one example - shows far more >creativity, imagination and artistry than many of the the humdrum >natlang-clones I've seen. He has pushed the concept of compactness >(practically) to its limits with his enneasemy & other techniques. But >by no stretch of the imagination could one mistake it for a natlang (it was, >after all, designed to encode the telepathic communication of an alien >culture).
Ooh, _that_ sounds truly intriguing :) Tell me more, please, Ray... or any one familiar with this language. Any resources on Lin, pretty please? Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} = Xanuman Dja:xng /'hanuma~n dZa'hN/ ~§~ _LILA_ <from Sanskrit> = "Divine Play" - the 'joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art of creation' (Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)...the play of creation, destruction, & re-creation, the folding & unfolding of the cosmos... both the delight & enjoyment of this moment, & the play of [the] God[head] ("the universe is what happens when God wants to play"). _Spielraum_ <from German> = free scope to experiment with things & ideas; to toy with ideas; room to play in WHIM = 1a. a sudden fancy; a caprice. b. capriciousness. 2. a kind of windlass for raising ore or water from a mine. [17th century: origin unknown] WHIMSY (plural forms: WHIMSIES, WHIMSEYS) = 1. a whim; a capricious notion or fancy. 2. capricious or quaint humour. [related to WHIM-WHAM ]/Italian _capriccio_, French _boutade_ WHIM-WHAM = a toy or plaything


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>