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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@...> >wrote: > >>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 >>egroups. > >- Same with me, a few months ago! It was quite frustrating, until >Christophe pointed to (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 the description...
>>I grew up in >>Quezon City, Philippines, so my native language is >>Tagalog. > >- 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: 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 (if it still works, each time I want to reach I end up at egroups...). If it doesn't, try at the address, 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. Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :