Re: Hi! Introduction and OSV
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 10, 2005, 6:56|
On Sunday, January 9, 2005, at 11:40 , Carsten Becker wrote:
> Manáyang eváris, Sharon!
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 00:40:06 -0800, Sharon <nutbuddy@...> wrote:
>> Hi everyone! I've been a lurker of this mailing list on and off for
>> the past two years or so, and I guess I've found a reason now to
>> delurk (although there might not be a very noticeable difference; I'm
>> usually several days behind posts and you all usually say everything
>> worth saying anyway ;).
> Heh. Welcome nevertheless!
Yep - and welcome from me also.
>> In any case, my name's Sharon Chu, and I'm a 16 year-old living in
>> Southern California.
> Ray, conlangers are not a dying out species!
Never thought they were - just get crowded out by OT threads occasionally
>> Later on, while re-reading my copy of the Silmarillion, I developed a
>> sudden interest in Sindarin--not Quenya, which, to tell the truth, I
>> have never been that interested in--and began feverishly taking notes
>> from the Ardalambion.
Aw - I much prefer Quenya ;)
>> Sooner or later my interest in Sindarin
>> dwindled, and I tried to construct my own conlang--which is now
>> discarded, since it resembled a Spanish relex too much at first and
>> later on because I kept changing the verb conjugations to the point
>> where I got extremely confused and abandoned it out of frustration.
Hey, don't be frustrated. It is all good experience. Most of us, I guess,
have tried ideas that don't work out in the end. But it is all experience.
And gosh, at 16 you have, I hope, decades of conlanging ahead - now is
the time to experimented and try out ideas - some will work & some won't.
>> I'm really, really excited about this yet unnamed language,
I know about unnamed languages - I had one that spent the last 50 years
unnamed - it just got named at the beginning of this year :)
>> for it's
>> getting more and more complex as I sit through more Chemistry classes
>> and so far it's *not a relex*!! (--although it's one of my greatest
>> fears that it might eventually degenerate to that).
Don't fear. If it is getting more and more complex I don't think it will
suddenly metamorphose into a relex. IME relexes are usually apparent early
> Heh, Chemistry courses, I hate them.
Yes, when I was taught Chemistry in the 1950s it did not seem to differ
significantly from alchemy! There was no explanation for the wretched
reactions - they were just magic. I hated it because nothing was logical -
unlike physics where everything made sense :)
I gather chemistry is taught rather differently now.
Well, Sharon, welcome from this old-timer!
Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight,
which is not so much a twilight of the gods
as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]