Roots (was: T-Shirt)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 25, 2000, 19:22|
At 11:23 pm -0500 24/9/00, Carlos Thompson wrote:
>Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
>> Very true; on the other hand, excluding Tolkien would mean cutting
>> off our own roots! So put Quenya and Sindarin on the t-shirt, but
>> not Esperanto.
>But my roots are Esperanto. (even if I'm not an auxlanger... and I
>haven't read Tolkien yet)
Yes, and Esperanto was the first conlang I encountered, long years ago at
the tender age of 11. Although I had devised one conlang before that, it
did give the impetus to construct a few dozen others - including the odd
artlang or two - during my teens, well before I had ever come across
I'm sure Esperanto has been the starting point for others in this odd hobby
of ours - which is why I'm sad we seem to have to exclude it. Oh, a plague
on talpoj and eurocloniacs!
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]