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Re: THEORY: Conlanging as reverse Sapir-Whorf?

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Monday, November 29, 1999, 22:10
Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...> comunu:

>Is there anyone out there that actually has made up a conlang >because they felt that they aren't happy with the way their >natlang works? (except perhaps loglangs.)
Well, I made up Dublex in part because I wasn't happy with how any natlangs work. I wanted a language I could master that had as few words as possible but was still useful, since lexical acquisition is one of the most difficult tasks in mastering a second language. Best regards, Jeffrey Henning - Invent Your Own Language - Win $100 in the DublexGame contest! "If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed.... Oh, wait, he does!"