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Re: Aaaaaargh!!!!!

From:J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 7:24
Dan Jones wrote:

> Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. However, it is with great > regret that I must inform you that due to the machinations of the evil > technology an entire language family has died <sobs dramatically>. > > To explain, my Psion series 5 (which I do basically all my conlanging and > writing on) fell into the hands of my eight year old cousin and then fell > through them and on to a concrete floor. Unfortunately, with the demise of > my Psion, the entire Carastan language family has died, as have Norreyna and > Arvorec.
I'm sorry to hear that! Although I've never experienced quite so dramatic a loss, I do know something of how you must feel. I lost nearly all of my notes on Thhtmaa (the "Dark Skies" language) when my old computer crashed. Others on this list have also lost conlangs.
> However, all is not lost, since I had a great deal of Aredos > grammar on my PC I can reconstruct the vocab and so on. Now, if you will > excuse me, I have to go and work like a blue arsed fly to recover three > years work...
That's the spirit. A conlanger's work is never done! Anyhow, I've always said that in art, it's the process, and not the end product, which really matters. Cheers, Matt.