Re: CHAT: JRRT
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 11, 2004, 1:23|
> Scriptum est:
> > So perhaps instead we should assume that
> > the conlanger default is intelligent + dilatory + unmethodical
> > & instead enquire whether anybody isn't dilatory + unmethodical.
> > Herman Miller strikes me as unusually methodical & undilatory,
> > for instance. Certainly not dilatory, at any rate. (NB Dilatory
> > != propensity to inflate!)>>
> This definition of _dilatory_ bothered me immediately, since I too have
> been accused of being so............ Turns out there is a second, related
> sense > of dilate: "to delay, to defer", adj. dilatory 'tending to delay,
> defer' which I think fits most of us better than "tending to
As it happens, my behaviour tends to be /'dIl@tri/ and my waist
tends to be /daI'leItri/, but be that as it may, in "!=", the "!"
is a negator.
Though some conlangers are /daI'leItri/ but not /'dIl@tri/, such as
John Cowan, I gather, it is indeed /'dIl@trin@s/ that I take to be
a default trait of Johnny Conlanger.