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Re: OT: Artlanging is now mainstream

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009, 9:33
On Feb 19, 2009, at 12∞32 AM, taliesin the storyteller wrote:��> I
occasionally do a deep google on 'conlang' just to see if something�> new has
come along. Today I found:�>�>�>�> Warning, it's both
long and ranty and a bit angsty.�>�> So: first we had the auxlang/conlang
split, and now we have a, what,�> artlang/engelang split? Artlang/artlang
split? Inspired-by-natlang-�> lang�> vs. cannot-occur-naturally-lang
split?��If the type of the language is dependent on the goals or
intentions�of the creator, then there could be infinitely many schools
or�conlang types. For there to be a split requires wailing and the�gnashing
of teeth (cf. our apparently into the emo thing friend here).��I have to
say, he's got me pegged on web design! Half the time,�I really don't know
what I'm doing, and I usually end up producing�these monstrosities that work
most of the time on most browsers�that, when I learn the "right" way to do
things, need to be gutted�and rewritten. I'd like to be better at all this,
but I'm just so damn�lazy... (I don't know if I hope he navigates to other
pages on my�site, or hope he doesn't, lest he find out how little I know
about�PHP, too!)��> I dunno, but it resembles those sections in Monty
Python's "Life of�> Brian" where the People's Front of Judea is more busy
fighting the�> Judean�> People's Front, the Judean Popular People's Front
and the Popular�> Front of Judea etc. instead of fighting the
romans.��Kind of, except without the front. This is just one guy out in
the�boonies screaming at the rain. There's something to be taken�away from
the general idea, though--namely, that much of what�we take to be linguistic
universality is really just happenstance,�and that if the ball had bounced
differently at an earlier stage,�things might have been quite
different.��> I'd like me a lifelong artists' grant now, please, for surely
that�> comes�> next?��It certainly does, but it's all paid in time
currency:����Let the good times
eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."�"No eternal reward will forgive
us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim


taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Paul Kershaw <ptkershaw@...>
Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...>