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Re: OT: Artlanging is now mainstream

From:Chris Wright <dhasenan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009, 13:39
2009/2/19 Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>:
> Ronald Craig wrote: > >> Well, I haven't tried to wade through any of that yet, >> and I have to say that I don't feel particularly inclined to: >> I'm looking at it in Safari and the first few paragraphs are rendered >> unreadable by the background image. > > It doesn't do his/her argument any good, that's for sure. > > If you've Firefox installed too, install the web developer toolbar plugin, > and then select the 'CSS' menu from the toolbar, and under the 'Disable > CSS' menu, select 'All Styles' - instant readability.
I am not sure that is an advantage. Once I did that, I saw that his argument was essentially "Teonaht looks like a language that humans could come up with. That isn't anything like what I create, so it is stupid." Though he did have a point about comparing stuff with Tolkien's work. Being the first in a field doesn't mean that you are the best in that field. On the other hand, Tolkien spent decades producing Sindarin and Quenya, and they are relatively small languages, if you are judging by the lexicons. I don't have any criteria for or interest in judging conlangs, though, so it's a moot point.
> K. >