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Re: CHAT: You Know You're A Conlanging Mom/Dad When...

From:Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Date:Saturday, June 30, 2007, 13:05
How about:

13. You try to make a conlang grammar based around the
way your two-year-old constructs a sentence: "bird go
flutter-flutter on-wings in-a cloud in-a sky"

14. You transcribe some of your child's baby talk in
IPA and try to use that as the start of a new project.

--- Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...> wrote:

> Since I have nothing more substantive to contribute > (see below), I hereby > start a YKYACM/DW list. Which Wiki would this be > most appropriate to > upload to? > > You Know You're A Conlanging Mom (or Dad) When: > > 1. You wonder why more conlangs don't have the > important words: breastfeeding, > diaper, spit-up... > 2. You realize that your conlang needs more words > for "baby". A lot more. > 3. You have given serious consideration to whether > it would be unethical > to raise your child bilingual in your conlang > 3a. ...and concluded reluctantly that it would be > (you are a parent) > 3b. ...and concluded tentatively that it would not > be (you are an expectant > parent) > 4. You wonder whether the distinction between "nap" > and "night's sleep" > is universal enough in natlangs to belong in your > conlang. > 5. Many natlangs have a speaking-to-babies register > with its own vocabulary. > Maybe yours should too, even though you won't use it > (see 3, above). > 6. You can't remember exactly where you were going > with your favorite > conlang, but you're sure it was important. > 7. "Why waste valuable conlanging time showering? > The baby only naps three > hours a day!" > 8. ...and then you use shower time to mindlessly > read CONLANG-L and ZBB > for "inspiration". > 9. You hope that CONLANG-L will still be around when > your kids are in school > and you have something to say, again. > 10. You remember when you used to be able to conlang > in waiting rooms. > 11. You remember when you used to be able to stay up > late conlanging. > 12. You stumble across a complete redesign you > started two months ago, and > with a little thought, you are able to recall doing > it. > > ...more? Anyone? Bueller? :) > > Amanda >
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