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Re: De-lurking

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Friday, August 11, 2000, 18:52
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Michael Potter wrote:

> Hello, everybody! Yes, I finally did it, I posted to this list. Since I am > unknown on this list, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Michael > Potter, and I'm 16 years old (and soon to be homeschooled because of a very > painful injury). I've been reading this list for about 4 months now, and I've > read the Language Construction Kit and other essays on language construction. > Right now I'm not working on any project, but I am looking for any books on > the subject.
Hope you recover soon. I'm 21, alas; and my 18-year-old sister who's going off to college this fall thinks I'm old. To which I generally reply: "Someday you, too, will be old." =^)
> On a different note: I do know where to find the Ranto on Esperanto that Yoon > Ha Lee keeps talking about. The author's name is Justin Rye and it's located > at > <>
Thank you! I found that through some random link-browsing and lost the path. :-/ Happens on the internet far, far too often. Hope all's well! Books I liked (though more introductory in nature, I guess) were Crystal's _Cambridge _Encyclopedia of Language_, Crowley's _Introduction to Historical Linguistics_, and Walter Meyer's _Aliens and Linguists_ (a somewhat outdated but interesting survey of how sf has mis/used linguistics; it's out of prints but I found a used copy via I also read Ronald Macaulay's _The Social Art_, which is a monolingual English speaker's introduction to sociolinguistics, I think; I didn't like the monolingual aspect, but it might work for other people. I'm sure everyone else has much, much better recs. :-p YHL