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Re: OT: Artlanging is now mainstream

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Monday, February 23, 2009, 10:08
On Feb 23, 2009, at 1∞56 AM, R A Brown wrote:��> I note, however, he
writes: "I design the concept in my head�> without writing things down still,
deciding first ....."�>�> I suspect very many of us have tossed ideas
around in our heads and�> thought we've come up with brilliant solutions only
to find that�> when we actually work them out with pen and paper (or keyboard
&�> monitor) we discover difficulties we hadn't thought off.���This is
a good point, and one of the reasons I love relays. In�fact, even some ideas
I had written down didn't quite work�out once it came to on-the-fly,
non-model translation (and by�that, I mean I'm an expert at translating
things like "The boy�gave the book to the girl" or "I saw the bird" in all my
languages.�When it comes to simple intransitive clauses, I'm a genius.�When
it comes to a full, connected text, though, that's where�the real test
is--and without that, all you've really got *is* a�model language (if you'll
excuse my using an old term in a
male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."�"No eternal reward
will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim


Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>