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Re: Origins of the Gay Bearded Left-Handed Lithuanian Conlanger

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2008, 21:09
On Jan 27, 2008 12:44 PM, Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:08:24 -0500, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> > wrote: > > > -Lithuanian(but still Slavic) > > Them's fightin' words!
Sounds like an article my sister (who is a linguist, specializing in ancient Judeo-Greek hybrids) recently wrote about _na Ukraine_ vs _v Ukraine_ in Russian political language. I found it very funny. On Jan 27, 2008 9:45 AM, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> I'm probably thinking of the published article by Sally (Sarah Higley), > available online, that was ref'd early in my tenure, where I believe she > quoted that same paragraph. She also mentioned the resemblance between > secret conlanging and closeted gayness. (I've lost the link, but I think > google still has it.)
It's pretty apt. _Secret Vice_ really sounds like a closeted gay man trying to cruise and not being brave enough to follow through. :-P On Jan 27, 2008 9:13 AM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> As would the switch-hitters out there.
Definitely so. I'd say it's more apt as (0-1)same-sex, (0-1) opposite-sex, (0-1) ???-sex, and (0-1) sex[the activity]-per-se. Multiplied by experience, preference, meta-preference, etc if you want. If you want to collapse it into one thing, at least use the Kinsey scale of 0=het / 6=gay. (The whole "is he gay or not" thing seems to come up every bloody time someone public might be in a same-sex relationship... yeesh, can't journalists ever stop to think "maybe he's bi"? Though it does make for truthful [albeit only narrowly so] deniability when an yet another anti-gay evanglist gets caught - they can say "I'm not gay!" and be right. Oy. But I'm young enough to have grown up believing in non-boolean identity [gender or sex wise] and not to have experienced any gaybashing, so I can understand that people who haven't would be more prone to think in terms of polarity.) Personally I'm Kinsey variable 2-4 but currently have two boyfriends, fairly androgynous, occasionally bearded, have contacts but not worn glasses in years, US-born of naturalized Russians, and right-handed. So I have no idea how many points that gives me. - Sai


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>_na Ukraine_ vs _v Ukraine_ (fuit: Origins of the Gay Bearded Left-Handed Lithuanian Conlanger)