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Re: my conlang: anyone interested?

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, November 30, 2003, 0:09
--- Robert Jung <RobertMJung@...> wrote:
> Would anyone out there like to look at and/or > critique my conlang?? It's nearly complete > (grammar-wise) and by the time someone responds > it'll prob'ly be finished, and then I'll put it > up here on Conlang. As soon as I got a wanted > message for it.
Of course! The usual MO around here is to post a link to ones grammar. Sometimes tha has to "sell" your efforts a little by, for example, giving some teasers in the email. And even then, don't be surprised or dismayed if no one responds substantively. It's not that we're not interested, sometimes there's just no comment.
> BTW, this is a valuable opportunity to see into > the linguistically-oriented mind of an unusual > 13-year-old conlanger
It might be interesting to know what knocks around the mind of (or for that matter, constitutes) a USUAL 13 year old conlanger!
> (helped along by Mark > Rosenfelder, Pablo David Flores, Rick Morneau > [even though he's interested in machine > translation - his essay "Lexical Semantics",
> (Linguistics is what I > will - hopefully - take in university or > college.
Good on yer!
> Can't wait - what we learn in school > is not enough - quantitatively or qualitatively > - and they don't teach it properly and we > hardly learn anything [I live in Canada]...
HS is no better in the US.
> The > teacher who teaches me English doesn't even > know what an infix or a pidgin/creole are. I > don't blame her, though - she never learned it > unfortunately. They should at least teach us > that kind of thing!!!)
Quite. What counts most is that a teacher have teaching cetification; not deep familiarity and facility with the topic she teaches. But look at it this way, your teacher is not a doctor of philology or a master of linguistics. She probably has a bachellors in English or literature. Her strength is not the nitty gritty of language. Tha'd do well to coddle up to her and see if she (and your future English teachers at HS) 'd be willing to let you work on independent study projects. Pick a language or a family and study it, write a paper on it; pick a topic in linguistics or do some field work (find nonenglish speakers in your school, or friendly French speakers if you're in QC), write a paper or do a project in that. Even if you don't get credit for it, tha'll be steps ahead of others at uni, since you'll have at least a basic familiarity with the subject and some of the trends. Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


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