|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 17:45|
Tristan McLeay writes:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
>>>> but I find it at least much more interesting than English
>>>> pronunciation threads or threads about alternative keyboard
>>>> layouts. This is CONLANG, after all - a place to discuss
>>>> constructed languages.
>>> Again, I agree.
>> Many people here seem to have completely forgotten that this
>> list is about conlangs! They discuss English pronunciation
>> and similar things without end, but *never* discuss conlangs.
>> People, this is still CONLANG, and not SPELLING-BEE or whatever!
As long as I can remember, talking about anything found interesting by
at least one member has been the nature of Conlang. And fruitful
linguistic discussions often arise at the end of off-topic threads.
'Please change the subject to something meaningful so I can find the
interesting stuff in the heap of off-topic stuff' complaints are
typical, are they not? :-)
> The last time (IIRC) an authoritative statement was made on the topic
> the conclusion was that anything to do with linguistics is on-topic.
It is on-topic.
> This is because if you ban such things, ...
We definitely do not want to ban.
(OK, flamewars are more worse than free speech is good :-), that's why
certain topics are indeed banned.)
Of course, not every topic is interesting to anyone. Quite natural.
Anyone bored: just read the next post. :-)