Re: Women conlangers of yrs past
|Date:||Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 21:34|
Yes, she was Lord Byron's daughter, but she was not a conlanger--Ada was named in
her honor, but she didn't develop it.
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> > Ada, a high level computer programming language, is named after Ada,
> >Countess of Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron,
> [etc snipped]
> I'm well aware of this. But, however brilliant a programmer she was, she
> was _not_ a conlanger.
> She is, of course, one of many outstanding examples of a woman who has/had
> "an intellect, a rational, analytic, and logical understanding" - masculine
> traits according to Yaguello.
Was her father *that* Lord Byron? (There still is one: our newspaper's
London corr. recently was very flattered by being mistaken for him!)
If she was *his* daughter no wonder she possessed "an intellect, a
rational, analytic, and logical understanding"!
If computer langs, however low-level are by definition conlangs, then she
was a conlanger, no?
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:email@example.com
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