OT: [langdev] OT: 10th anniversary of the founding of Conlang
|From:||dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 17:58|
On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, John Cowan wrote:
> For those of you who are not on the Conlang (constructed
> languages) mailing list, it was founded (or at least the earliest
> discoverable message was posted) ten years ago today, on 18 July 1991.
> There had been an exchange of emails among some of the founding members
> as much as a month before; however, by 18 July the initial listserv at
> buphy.edu was definitely in operation. Of the original members at
> that time, only three are still on the list today (unless some are
> in deep-lurk mode).
> This is therefore Conlang Day.
In a medium noted for ephemerality, ten years is a remarkable
achievement. I'm proud to belong.
Dirk Elzinga firstname.lastname@example.org
"The strong craving for a simple formula
has been the undoing of linguists." - Edward Sapir