|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
http://www.frontiernet.net/~scaves/teonaht.html (T. homepage)
http://www.frontiernet.net/~scaves/contents.html (all else)
Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an.
"The gods have retractible claws."
from _The Gospel of Bastet_