Teaching Conlang to children (Fwd: Lunatic Survey)
|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!).