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

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Friday, June 27, 2008, 12:51
Den 27. jun. 2008 kl. 02.39 skreiv Rick Harrison:
> > > If you have a personal language that you've never revealed to > anyone else, for example: would you want to write a description of > the language ahead of time, and make arrangements to have it > published after passing away? How would you make such arrangements?
I was reminded of my mortality too, not long after I turned 50, three years ago. That's when I decided to stop keeping my conlanging and conworlding all to myself, in fact. On my Uriania pages, which are slowly growing ( uriania/uriania-eng.htm), I am thinking of offering citizenship to anyone who proves able to communicate in one or more of my languages, possibly some other benefit as well. T-shirts, perhaps. Good luck with your amoebas. Charming little blobs those critters, I think, as long as they don't attack you. But I heard hopes of recovery are good with early detection. Edgard Bikelis wrote:
> And still about death, my grandmother died not long ago... and I > became slightly calm only after reading this article: > >
Hm, looks interesting. Must read that some time. I feel somewhat comforted by the thoughts of my ancestors, who buried their dead on the farmground, thinking that their substance and continued presence would bring luck, protection, and sometimes even could bring advice in dreams. After all, what happens after death is more important to those who survive than to the deceased. LEF