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g0miileg0/Ebisedian connexion (wasRe: Ugly orthographies)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 12:27
 en mem0 2003:03:25 10:38:45 g0zen, h s teoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX graeffii:

>> Okrand's Klingon is just one of many ConLangs that inspired me to >>use some capital lettres in g0miileg0. > >The word _g0miileg0_ just looks SO temptingly like Ebisedian. ;-)
I did say "one of many ConLangs that inspired me" ... Ebisedian is up there way above Klingon ::BiG GRiNNie FoR TeoHie:: I gots ta give credit where due, ya know...
>> Futurist/Dada/Constructivist/"Concrete"\"Visual" Poetry-style, I >>also use some "other things" like 0 [zero /zI@r@U/] for the diphthong /@U/,
>>for rhotic schwa, and ' for singular, unaccented /@/s. >> But I try to make g0miileg0 aesthetically pleasing in an odd way >>as well as "ugly" ;) > >It looks quite Ebisedian to me. :-)
"Looks" and _is_ are two different things ;) Appearances are highly deceptive and subjective.
>[snip] >> In a message dated 2003:03:24 01:49:15 PM, hsteoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX writes: >> >> >More like MICROS~1-bashing mood. :-P (Well, according to Christophe, >my sig-generating Perl script has a life of its own. It has been known >to pick quotes that are strangely relevant to the message body, even though >> >it is run *before* the message body is typed...) >> >> IT'S POSSESSED, TEOHIE!!! > >No fears about that. It's leashed to my Mutt[1], who will make sure it >doesn't get outta control. :-P > >[1] Name of my email program. ;-) Grrrr... wuff! wuff!
>[snip] >> = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen >> riizijkl0! = >> (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!) > >Seriously, g0miileg0 really looks and feels like Ebisedian.
Really? "Feels" like 0_o? How so? Is not Ebisedian alien and not Terran? g0miileg0 is most definitely Terran (tho' its creator, _moi_, has been accused of bein' a space alien - a la Disney's Stitch - in disguise on more than one occasion ;)
> As for the >"kaka" in the above quote... Christophe & I had lots o' fun with it over >in the LaTeX for conlangers list, where I devoted a whole exercise in >regular expressions to finding the kaka's in one's lexicon (only to find >out later its gutteral connotations...).
ROTFLMAOSHIH... Ack! me bleedin' ribs... Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) & lingua-mang(a)leer "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension." - Ezra Pound "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>