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Re: Naive fluent speaker of one's conlang?

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 0:37
Jim Henry, On 17/06/2008 23:39:
> I have been searching through my mail archives without success for an > anecdote someone told about a conlanger not active on this list (he > may be on ZBB); my best recollection is that he was described as a > naive fluent speaker of his conlang, i.e. he speaks it fluently but > can't explain how it works. I am not sure it was not Tony Harris > (Alurhsa) or Paul Burgess (mna Vanantha), but I think it was someone > else. Does anyone know who the original poster of the message I can't > find was talking about?
I have, I think, referred betimes (but not since 2004) to Aluric, Teonaht and Namjuan as conlangs created intuitively through usage and only then, if at all, subjected to linguistic analysis, so that what explicit analysis there is describes the language but does not define it. I doubt this is what you're remembering, tho. --And.


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>