Whiteness? (and conlang progress)
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 5, 2000, 5:51|
Roger Mills wrote:
> Re Australia-- it strikes me I haven't seen/heard/read "abo(s)" in a
> very long time.
Ah yes, not a good term to use - the established title 'Aboriginal' is
the most respectful while the corrupt form 'Abo' is the least so. This
is a good part of why I'm surprised that 'Negro' is tarnished by, in Nik
Taylor's words, "the similarity to" Nigger.
A few comments on how things are coming along with conlanging:
I've made lots of progress, and the document now stands at ten pages.
There is a completely new format which should be easier to read, and
vocabulary has gone up a mile. And there's been a hundred and one
miscellaneous changes. I've read an entire Welsh dictionary for
word-purging purposes, as well as a tutorial on Swedish.
Just looking at my notes to pick out a nice example word. How about
/bendrisg&IThI/ - that's a noun depicting a person who acts
constructively despite a negative emotional state. The root is /ben/
(constructiveness); suffixes include /dris/ (to bring about), /g&IT/
(whilst experiencing pain, grief or shock) and /hI/ (one characterised by
a tendency to).
I'll upload the RTF document in a couple of weeks time. Incidentally -
very important point here - my ISP have moved all the homepages for
reasons known only to themselves, so my page is now at *web.netyp etc*
instead of www.netyp etc. It's all there in my sig. (I'll officially
notify Taliesin about this change, for the purposes of the web ring, when
I do the updates.)
I check up on conlang and other web pages on days when I don't get much
web. | Here and there I like to preserve a few islands of sanity
netyp.com/ | within the vast sea of absurdity which is my mind.
member/ | After all, you can't survive as an eight foot tall
dragon | flesh eating dragon if you've got no concept of reality.