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Re: Going NOMAIL: Honeymoon

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 13:33
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 8:52 PM, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:

> I just got married yesterday, and we're going on our > honeymoon for a week, so I'm going no-mail.
*ť-ĉu o huw pe ₣urŋ pen gě'dĭm-zla hǒl il. All happiness and blessedness to both of you, through your whole life! Congratulations!
> it does, so what? You can't do anything about it. But > if something you wrote or created can make one > person's life in the whole history of human existence > a little brighter, I say it's worthwhile.
I think David Lindsay said something like this about his _A Voyage to Arcturus_; "It will never be popular, but as long as our civilization lasts at least one person a year will read it." In a way that seems hubristic -- predicting that your book will last as long as our civilization? -- but so far he's underestimated the number of his readers by a good deal... (I'm quoting from memory, from I'm not sure what source.) -- Jim Henry Conlang fluency survey -- there's still time to participate before I analyze the results and write the article