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

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, June 27, 2008, 15:18
>Rick Harrison <rick@...> wrote:
>Obviously that's a personal problem of no importance to anyone >else,...
Not so! Others can care even though we have never met.
>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,...
This is not important to me. Conlanging is a form of recreation for me and it doesn't matter to me whether those who come after me know how I amused myself or not. I do have some printed (not published) literary works in my library. My heirs can do with them as they see fit.
>Is it arrogant to want some of your ideas to live on after you die?
It is not arrogant, it is human. We humans have been devising ways to leave some of our selves to posterity at least since there were cave paintings. If we didn't do that, there'd be no great works of art, no great works of literature to inspire future generations. --- End forwarded message ---