Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 30, 2008, 15:19|
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@...>