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Conlang Persecution

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 30, 1999, 7:10
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Ed Heil wrote: > > > > Fascinating tidbit from the article on Nu Shu: > > > > "The penalty for creating new languages was death for the > > transgressor, their family and nine related families. " > > Wow! I guess we can all be glad that isn't true today, eh? :-)
I was about to say "Wow!" too. Conlang Persecution! Worse than calling us lunatics. Speaking of which, who has read Paul Auster's _The New York Trilogy_? I heard/read somewhere that one of its three novellas is about a man who goes crazy inventing a language. Am I getting this mixed up with something else? It seems Auster-ish to do this... after all, in _The Music of Chance_ he has an immense miniature town, built by lunatics. I've got the book, I guess I could crack it. But if I don't find it, I will wonder where I heard this. Sally ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================