Re: New to the list
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 18, 2006, 15:29|
Peter Bleackley skrev:
> staving R A Brown:
>> For a short time 'Catholic' was added to the description - presumably
>> thinking of famous conlangers like Hildegard of Bingen, Fr Schleyer
>> (the Volapük guy) and J.R.R. Tolkien. But - and I have no wish to be
>> controversial - it didn't sit comfortably with the list of epithets
>> and has now given way to Lithuanian.
>> (Thinks: Do we have any Lithuanian members?)
>> As for me, I may be crazy - but conform to none of the current
>> stereotype epithets since I am right-handed, straight, clean-shaven
>> and non-Lithuanian (but I am 1/8th Pomeranian - guess that doesn't
>> count tho)
> Well, I'm a straight, clean shaven, right-handed English conlanger - but
> I am a Catholic.
I'm straight and ambidextrous(*), but goatee'd and 1/8 Ukrainian
1/8 Polish-Pomeranian -- which certainly counts if Russian counts.
Religionwise I'm a Buddhist, and there are a lot of magical syllables
and seemingly nonsense mantras in Tibetan Buddhism.
BTW if I'm not mistaken Balaibalan predates Hildegard, so
the first conlangers on historical record were Muslims!
(*) I was very probably born left-handed, but I was also lame,
and they trained my right hand more as a matter of course.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
"Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it
it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it
(Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)