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

From:Rick Harrison <rick@...>
Date:Saturday, June 28, 2008, 5:16
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:12:00 -0700, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:

>Why not live openly *now*, while you're still around to collaborate and >explain and present?
Let me draw an analogy. When I am doing a drawing or painting, I can't stand to have anyone see it before it's finished. If they say anything about it I will never be able to get the comment out of my head; if they don't say anything I will wonder why not. Maybe there is something in your life that you have the same feeling about. Some people have a lang that is very personal; they feel it would be compromised or spoiled somehow if others saw it. I have not been that way with my langs but sometimes I wish I had protected some of them until they were more complete. Collaborating is not a goal of the more individualistic conlangers. And we wonder if explaining is really possible.


Sai Emrys <sai@...>