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Teaching Conlang to children (Fwd: Lunatic Survey)

From:vardi <vardi@...>
Date:Monday, September 28, 1998, 5:57
/Joe Mondello wrote:

>Wherein is its "sexiness"? Its spirituality? its sensuality? What keeps > >you at it? How does it benefit you? Does it harm you? heal you?
> This is a difficult question to answer. I was once workinon a harsh, germanic > language and speaking out loud had an enormous 'sexiness', i suppose, to me. > I think my eventual goal is to have my kids learn Siniuz [or whatever Siniuz > is if and when I ever have children]. I want it to spin out of my control > and take a life of its own and be marked by the hands of other speakers.
I wonder how many conlangers have tried/succeeded to teach their conlang to their children? I have a 2 1/2 year-old son who already shows a real skill for languages. However, we're already bringing him up bilingual (Hebrew from his mother and English from me), and he gets quite a bit of Arabic, too, so I haven't wanted to burden him with Tesk, too (my conlang). Apart from an occasional comment I can't resist, that is ( eg slapna = off to sleep, now!). Shaul Vardi