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Conlanging as art (was: New Survey etc.)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, January 6, 2003, 5:44
Roberto Suarez Soto scripsit:

> Though, thinking more about it ... I suppose it's very similar > to any art :-m There are both a rational part and an inspirational part > involved. So maybe I have to agree with you, after all this r:-)
Indeed. Sculpture and even more so architecture require rational consideration also: sculptures (and even more so buildings) that destroy themselves when constructed are not considered good artworks. Likewise, if you are writing a song, you must consider the limitations of the human voice or other instrument, and this is a rational consideration altogether. -- Knowledge studies others / Wisdom is self-known; John Cowan Muscle masters brothers / Self-mastery is bone; Content need never borrow / Ambition wanders blind; Vitality cleaves to the marrow / Leaving death behind. --Tao 33 (Bynner)


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>