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Re: how many conlangs do you know?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 1:19
Patrick Dunn wrote:
> Me, I love language, including conlangs (I still think Teonaht is the most > beautiful conlang on Earth, and I'd love to learn it)
Speaking of which, where's Sally Caves?
> (Although, as an aside, conlanging has vastly improved my language > learning ability -- features of French that might have thrown me five > years ago [like the pronouns en and y] now just seem neato.)
Linguistics in general seems to have that effect. Just the other day it suddenly hit me how to remember the spelling of words like "witch" - nouns and verbs with short vowels followed by /tS/ end in -tch. The reason even makes sense - otherwise when adding -es or -ing, you'd have to interpret the vowel as long, as "tch" is the "doubled" version of "ch". Why had I never learned that rule in school? -- "Their bodies did not age, but they became afeared of everything and anything. For partaking in any activity at all could threaten their precious and ageless bodies! ... Their victory over death was a hollow one." ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor