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Some off-topic chat (was: Conlang-to-conlang translation project)

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Saturday, May 8, 1999, 23:04
On Sat, 8 May 1999, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> And my wife is a musicologist, too.
Well, only half a musicologist; I switched from musicology to Romanian and medieval Latin after three years, then came down with glandular fever and never got to finish anything (except the medieval Latin). I'm currently a full-time mother and a part-time translator (yes, that's one and a half of me). I do have near-perfect pitch, though, which makes it surprisingly easy to pick up languages with the right intonation (to get this back on topic :-). And I have the gift of easily remembering any text set to music, which I'm very thankful for. To learn something unmusical by heart, I just sing it to a melody I know already. And Mathias wrote:
> > I just feel like I > > marathonned on stilts (of op een paar schaatsen).
Stilts are awkward, but schaatsen are all right. Ever heard of the Elfstedentocht? Not that I can skate (at all; tore all my ankle ligaments on skates when I was fourteen), but even the Crown Prince does it. I've been writing so much HTML that I was tempted to finish the paragraph with </p> (end of clause sadness :-) Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastinay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)