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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 5:52
On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 05:30 , Heather Fleming wrote:

> Testing, testing... Let's see if I've actually figured out how to POST to > this list... > > Anyway, hi, my name is Heather and I'm new to the list.
Welcome - and nice to get an 'on topic' mail in the midst of a sudden outburst of chatter on this list :)
> I'm an aspiring fantasy author who ended up majoring in linguistics, with > inevitable results...
Congrats! [snip]
> Has anyone else done something like that for a lark - coming up with the > most unrealistic (at least for humans) language possible? Not fully > formed of course, but in sketch form anyway?
Yep - way back when I joined the list there was a guy designing the most humanly difficult or unrealistic lang he could. I've forgotten the name or details (maybe John C remembers?). And others have tried similar things from time to time. But don't b put off. One thing I've learnt that there's little really new; it the way we use our ingredients and our own personal twists that we give them that often give conlangs their peculiar individuality. Go ahead - I' m sure you'll come up with something original & interesting - after all, there's a lot of scope! Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================