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

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, June 30, 2008, 15:19
Me> solipsism

Pete> Congratulations - you win the lollipop for providing
Pete> me with my 'word of the week' and I'll go ponder how
Pete> it is I had never come across that one until now.

Tasty lollipop.  Thanks.   And I dunno, I learned it pretty early on.
I imagine everyone goes through a solipsist phase where they wonder if
they're imagining the entire universe, but that's different from
finding out there's a word for it.

> I sometimes wonder if there would ever be any concept > for which an English speaker couldn't find a single, > unambiguous word without resorting to neologism...
Well, the conceit that there couldn't be such a concept is the secret to the success of Rich Hall's Sniglets and other such endeavors... :) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>