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Re: Introduction and a few novice questions

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, March 14, 2002, 22:03
In a message dated 2002.03.13 07.32.26 PM, Dirk_Elzinga@BYU.EDU writes:

<SNiP of good ConLanging advice>
>So start small and as you go.
Yep, remember that simple things have a way of getting complicated on their own ;) (Or as they say in Chaos Science, simple initial conditions produce complexity - widely varying & unpredictable responses) Jonathan Chang => Hanuman Zhang => Xanuman dja:xng /'hanuma~n dZa,h"N/ ~§~ _LILA_ <from Sanskrit> = "Divine Play" - the 'joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art of creation' (Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan) ...the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and unfolding of the cosmos...both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and 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