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Re: Results of the Conlang Presentation

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, May 18, 2000, 6:25
At 21:49 17/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >Chapeau!! I am curious, Christophe, what was the question you got >from a fellow student, if not "why aren't you concentrating on real >languages?" >
He asked me two questions: "What natural languages do you speak?", and "Can you speak Klingon?" :)) . The teacher asked me how many languages I had already created and how many words of vocabulary I had. I enjoyed this question to explain that my main interest was in grammar, not in lexicon, and that you could also taste a grammar as artistic (I took the example of Tolkien once more).
>Sounds like a wonderfull presentation. >
Thank you, it was nice indeed, and at least I'm sure now that if they ever encounter an artlang, they won't say "who's the geek who loses his time doing that?" :))) . They were quite receptive, maybe because I proposed them to take a pause before attending my presentation :)) .
>>Thank you for your support, I hope they're now going to take a few moments >>to explore the web for more information about conlangs. > >Perhaps even one of them sat there in stunned silence thinking, 'gee, >I do that kind of thing too!' Well, stranger things have happened. >
I looked well at faces, and nobody seemed to act like that. And until now, I have no feed-back, but I'd like to have some. I will tell you if things like that happen :) . It would be nice if someone had thought: "well, nice hobby, why wouldn't I try?" :)) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :