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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 2, 2001, 11:03
En réponse à Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:

> > > Another cook, are you? :-) > > Actually not, I just think it's a nice metaphor. :-) >
Actually, more than a nice metaphor, I think it's a very accurate metaphor to describe conlanging, at least my way of conlanging. Funny enough, I can compare my conlanging activity with my cooking activity. As for conlanging, I like creating grammars and phonologies, but lose interest when it comes to lexicon. as for cooking, I like trying new recipes for one or two people, but I wouldn't make a whole meal by myself. I hate staying too long in a kitchen. Another common point: as for languages, I love to read grammars, know how languages work, even if not speaking them actually. As for cooking, I love reading recipes and watching cooking programmes (I love "Two Fat Ladies" :) ), but I'm not so keen of trying the recipes myself (though I did once). Definitely an accurate metaphor... Christophe.