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Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)

From:Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...>
Date:Friday, June 27, 2008, 1:12
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 08:39:31PM -0400, Rick Harrison wrote:

> Obviously that's a personal problem of no importance to anyone else, > but it brings to mind the question of preparing for death as a > conlanger, because the human body is very vulnerable and you never > know when your number will come up in the lottery.
I have thought about this, and I'm only 36 and doing fine. Obviously the Wayback Machine, while imperfect, is a great comfort. I am also happied by my Relay entries (those that are hosted on different accounts. Which brings up the issue, if one is hosting Relay archives on one's personal account, should one enter into a mirroring arrangement with another Relay-hosting conlanger?) I can't speak to the Secret Personal Language conundrum, as I don't have one. I do have pages of things of only peripheral, historic interest which are not online. All but my most recent coinages are online. Basically I have lived in hope that by the time I end, there could be a conlanging organization that offered eternal[1] conlang webpages. I tend to overlook the wikis, which are sort of like that, a little... at least until *their* owners or sponsors pass on! It would be really great to have artifacts "out there" - in hands other than mine - in my language. I haven't got any artifacts to begin with, though. (But when I made lace a couple of years ago and, for the first time, gave it away, I was unexpectedly cheered at the resulting locational redundancy. Lace is very dear to make, time-wise, and worth far more than it could ever bring on the market.) [1] i.e., until things change again tylakèhlpë'fö, Amanda


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