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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" business.
> > > 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 ( 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 toy. 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 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)