Re: Hi everyone! I'm able to post at last!
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 31, 2000, 9:59|
At 13:28 26/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
>On Thu, 25 May 2000 18:44:01 -0700, Andre Militante <yatland@...>
>>Hello everyone! Thanks to everyone for making me
>>feel welcomed in this list. I've been tryin to post
>>here for the longest time.
>- Congrats, and welcome to the list!
Yes, welcome again!
>>Well, actually, I had a
>>hard time posting because I subscribed first through
>- Same with me, a few months ago! It was quite frustrating, until
>Christophe pointed to listserv.brown.edu (thanks, Christophe!).
You're welcome :) . It's always a pleasure to help people join our small
and welcoming community.
>I think some message could be put on the list page *there* explaining
>that one should subscribe *here*. I wonder how many people haven't
>been enough patient.
Well, the description of the list(s) is not even complete (it's cut in the
middle of a sentence), so I don't think that they really cared when they
put a description. I wonder if David Durand has access to egroups to change
>>I grew up in
>>Quezon City, Philippines, so my native language is
>- Ha! Not so long ago I was asked about which langs are difficult
>and which aren't, and I replied that I remember only two *really*
>difficult ones: Tagalog and Somali :) . However, with Tagalog,
>maybe I simply haven't seen a good description.
Try this page: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/
I didn't really look at it but it seems rather complete, with even lessons
to learn Tagalog.
>>As Kristian has already told you, I have a
>>hobby, and that is making my own conlang called Yat,
>>and Yatland is the name of my imaginary country where
>>Yat is spoken.
>- Hope we'll hear more about this!
Yes, especially about the language. I'm also interested in the culture of
the Yats. For that, there's the offspring list Conculture that you could
also subscribe to. I think you can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to
email@example.com (if it still works, each time I want to
reach www.onelist.com I end up at egroups...). If it doesn't, try at the
address firstname.lastname@example.org, but I don't know what it's worth...
>>As for Japanese, it's very true that it only has one
>>rounded back vowel. In some Japanese dialects,
>>however, the rounded o isn't rounded, so there are
>>actually parts in Japan where they don't have a
>>single rounded back vowel.
>- A similar thing happened to Proto-Slav. I don't think Proto-Slavs
>were too much like Japanese in any important respect. So maybe it's
>enough to say simply that such things do happen to languages ;)
I thought it was the contrary that happened to Proto-Slav, that it was
unrounded vowels which became rounded. But I can well be wrong, I have
hardly any knowledge of Slavic languages.
|Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.
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