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Re: Hi everyone! I'm able to post at last!

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, May 26, 2000, 17:28
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!
>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!). 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.
>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.
>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!
>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 ;)
>Nice to meet all of you! :-)
And I'm glad to hear from you, too!
Vasiliy Chernov (AKA Basilius)