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Re: CHAT: I'm back!

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 21, 2004, 18:12
Hi all...

I've decided to return to the list after several months of nomail,
during which I relocated to the other side of the continent, found a
new job, acquired new interests, and, guess what ... crossed paths
with a fellow conlanger at an unexpected place. (Isn't it a small

During my absence, in which I discovered huge resources of free time
not spent checking CONLANG mails, ;-) I acquired an acute interest in
speculating on a world with 4 spatial dimensions (not 3 spatial + 1
time like most would think when you say "4D"). While browsing online
for more information on this topic, I chanced upon a wonderful website
devoted to it, written by none other than Garrett Jones, whom I
believe is (or was) on the list.

Anyway, to make this not-so-ontopic post short, I think the
Ferochromon, the world of the Ebisédi, has just acquired a whole new
dimension... literally!! :-) I shall re-work my con-world to be a 4D
universe (not that it wasn't already in its previous incarnation, but
not the part which the Ebisédi inhabit), and rebuild Ebisédian from
scratch to go with it. Or perhaps I should discard the current conlang
and start from scratch. I have unfortunately lost interest in many of
the little details I integrated into Ebisédian, and I think I'd rather
let it remain as it is, and start a new independent project.

What think ye of this idea? What kind of terms might a language spoken
in a 4D world have, which we do not have? At least one curious mind
thirsts to know. :-)

Now I've also learned from browsing the list archives of the
unfortunate departure of some valued conlang members... they have my
condolences. Consider this then my (admittedly rather poor) ObConlang
attempt to inject more conlang-related discussion into the list to
counterbalance the inevitable trend toward the off-topic.


There's light at the end of the tunnel. It's the oncoming train.


Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>