Re: LUNATIC again
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 16, 1998, 15:12|
Sarra di lla Gafurn yscrifef:
> How do you know my real name? <G> You must also be on Englisc.
No, but I am part of the Sessiwn, remember?
> I read an interview [UKL] had given back in the eighties in which she denies
> that what she really does is invent languages. She likes to invent the
> appearances of languages, and she likes inventing words, like shifgrethor.
I dimly remember reading that too, now that you mention it.
> Introducing puns is not fair! <G>
Too right, but I couldn't resist that "revolution ... coupe la tete"
> > > Perusal of John's pages
> > Not my pages, really.
> Then why is your picture on them? And your name?
Eh? My picture? Where? My personal page (http://www.ccil.org/~cowan)
has no pictures at all. The Lojban page is maintained by Veijo
Vilva, and his picture is somewhere about.
> What is its primary purpose?
Experimental linguistics, viz. the testing of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
in the form "how you talk constrains how you think". Secondary
purposes include IAL, human<->computer communication, intellectual
N.B.: Due to a configuration problem at my site, I can't reply to
you in person (there are now 3 people on my personal "can't reach"
list), so I am replying through Conlang, as some parts of this
may have more general interest.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)