Re: Newbie Delurking (or decloaking as the case may be)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 12, 2001, 21:33|
On Monday, November 12, 2001, at 01:15 , David William McKay wrote:
> Well, I've received three whole messages from this group already
> and discovered how very VERY technical this group is. I'll
> probably shut up until I can find the time to start constructing
> my own language.
>Hello! If you become interested in a topic, go ahead and ask. Chances
are, if someone has the time you'll be answered. :-) And yes, while a
lot of conversations of late become technical, less technical topics do
occur (and can be started). I confess my own technical knowledge of
linguistics is rather weak--just dive in when you're curious, and you'll
start picking things up.
> In the meantime, has anybody attempted a reconstruction of HP
> Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos language(s)? Even as I ask this I
> suspect the phonemes are too simplistic for a proper language.
> Just a thought.
Hey, that's an interesting idea. I haven't done so, but I'd also be
interested in any reconstruction others have attempted, assuming they aren'
t stark raving mad or gobbled up by Colours out of Space or somesuch. ;-)
(Yes, I do like Lovecraft, insofar as the word "like" can be applied to
Yoon Ha Lee [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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