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Gaelic (was Re: Fave Conlangs WAS: Silindion)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2002, 5:17
In a message dated 3/26/02 06.14.28 AM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

>Gaelic actually has rules and is considerably more consistent than English >(which ain't hard) - it's just that rules are quite different from those >of the (over)familiar western European languages. That it has its own >idiosyncratic system makes it one of the more intriguing IMHO.
I stand corrected. I have actually taken a closer look into this & now see that there has been an Anglocentric perception fostered by all those books and whatnot that just state "Gaelic is not blah-blah, etc". ::pisszt nauw cuz 'e made a _bad_, esp'ly since I likes James Joyce ... & Joyce , maaaan!, was a bloody fime-lingey-mangaler indeedie... made blimey-fun of the breedin' Limeys ... re-Joyceing:: Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZa'hN/ ~§~ "...So what is life for? Life is for beauty and substance and sound and colour; and even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural conventions]. . . . Why not be free and live your own life? Why follow other people's rules and live to please others?..." ~Lieh-Tzu/Liezi, Taoist Sage (c. 450- c. 375 BCE) _Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione._ <from Latin> = "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation." It turns out that Chaos is nature's creativity: "The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random." ~ Heraclitus, c. 500 BCE ~§~ jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou ~§~ <from Japanese> = lit. "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform")