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Exotic? [Non-accusative, non-ergative, non-active]

From:Jim Grossmann <steven@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 12, 2002, 4:11
Hi, Andreas,

I agree with Dave.  I would also like to voice moral support to your effort,
even though you don't need it.

I like exotic conlangs;  I'm trying to design some now.  But a lot of us
know that conlangs with features found in many languages can be just as
interesting.  Even euroclones get too much bad press in my opinion.

An artist is no less artistic for choosing common subject-matter;   a
conlanger is no less creative for attempting to design a typologically
common tongue.  A high level of detail, the invention of history and
cultural context, or a design for a specific practical use are only three of
a number of dreams that such a conlang might embody.   Creation for the heck
of it is high on my list of ideals.


Jim G.