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Re: New to the List and New Languages

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 12:54
 --- Joseph Fatula skrzypszy:

> Hello everyone!
> I've posted a few times in the last week or so, and noticed that many others > signing on are introducing themselves. So, about a week late... I'm new > here!
Well, a belated welcome to the List then... ;)
> What I'm interested in is how one usually goes about presenting a new > language project to the group. I've got a few that I'd like some input on, > as I don't know how feasible they are, or how realistic their behaviors are.
Well, that's totally up to you. Many people start with elaborate stories about phonology, but personally (for example) I've never done that. All I can advise you is to post everything bit by bit. Especially if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask them. It's a good practice to mention explicitly what you want us to tell you, what your questions are, what kind of comment you expect, etc. Otherwise, you might risk comments like: "Nice language" or "Your language seems ..., is that true?" Anyway, by all means start posting about your languages. It's more interesting than discussions about the pronuciation of certain phonemes in certain English dialects.
> Any input is greatly welcomed. (As long as it proceeds beyond the "you're > an idiot" point, and especially if it consists of "I love your work, here's > a thousand dollars, send me your book.")
Personally, I wouldn't mind the latter. But unfortunately, nobody has ever made such a proposal yet. We keep hoping... Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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