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Leaving the List for Awhile...

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 5:59
Hi all,

School has started up again, and seeing as this is my make-or-break
year and I've got a lot of work to do, I'm going to be leaving the
conlang list until next summer.   I might read the archives every so
often and will definitely participate in a relay, if there is one, but for
now, I really need to concentrate on school.   When I get back, I'll
fill everyone in on details for the new Wasabi experiment Jeffrey
Henning and I will be running.   I wish everyone the best, and I
hope everything goes well until next I hear from y'all.

Happy Conlanging!   :)

[P.S.: Just to make it clear, I'm *not* leaving the list for political
reasons, or any other reason that anyone can think of other than
the need to focus on graduate school.   That's really, really it.]

[P.P.S.: ObConlang: Ever consider how indirect requests work in
your conlang?   E.g., "Can you pass the salt?"   The question really
isn't about one's ability to pass the salt, thus an answer of "Yes, I
can", without any salt passing, would be considered inappropriate.
Nevertheless, this doesn't work in every language; there are
different methods for expressing indirect requests.   Ever come up
with any?]

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Ph. D. <phild@...>CHAT Indirect Requests (was Re: Leaving the List for Awhile...)
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>