Danny Wier (was Re: signal and noise in phonologies and scripts)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 7, 2001, 22:35|
James Campbell <james@...> wrote:
> Jörg Rhiemeier eskrë »
> > [me about Danny Wier]
> Sorry, Jörg: please don't think me rude,
> but that's not my recollection of
> Danny, although it may be a fair comment about Tech's phonology.
I admit that I simplified a bit, concentrating on the most salient bit
of my image of him. There's more to Danny than just Tech.
> Back in the dim and distant past when I was always on the list,
> Danny was a
> regular and witty contributor to discussions. Tech was not his only
> creation, either: he often had several projects on the go,
> most of them much
> less monstrous than Tech (which was apparently influenced by his
> manic-episode experiences). I hope he is now in good health.
Yes, you are right that Danny Wier's involvement in CONLANG goes
beyond his peculiar Tech project. I found quite a number of
other stuff he did in the archives, such as Callistan, and I remember
a fruitful discussion between him and me about the hypothetical
Nostratic macrofamily and our different approaches toward an "Elvish"
language (with quite different ideas about the nature of the Elves).
He might be somewhat weird, but after all, we are all a bit weird
sometimes, aren't we? The fact alone that we invent languages just
for the fun of it seems odd enough to most people...