Re: Con-phonologies (was: Zaik! (Hi there!) - Description of Lyanjen)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 3, 2000, 18:17|
At 6:35 pm -0400 1/9/00, Zhang2323@aol.com wrote:
> In light of these facts re: Vanuatu & Bislama = I personally feel a
>ConLang based on a pidgin like Bislama's may be worth investigating &
Oh yes, I think so.
My two or three years (maybe more) on AUXLANG has made me very skeptical
about the use of a conIAL as an IAL. Both I and Mark Line dared to suggest
that a natlang Creole might be a better basis for a successful IAL - and
inevitably got flamed.
> My ConLang - Caos Pidgin - is headed in this direction... But the primary
>goal is for me to have fun, secondary to this is creating an easy-to-use
>non-Globalist language (as opposed to English, Spanish or Mandarin) for use
>in a "transnationalist paraculture."
And you'd do well to make sure you always keep the primary and secondary
goals in that order. Once the second of these gets to be the main aim, IME
the fun goes, the blinkers get put on and the flames start. Ach y fi!
Yes, above all, keep having fun as the primary aim!
I hope you have loads of fun with Caos Pidgin :)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]