Re: CHAT: You Know You're A Conlanging Mom/Dad When...
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 30, 2007, 13:05|
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
> 4. You wonder whether the distinction between "nap"
> and "night's sleep"
> is universal enough in natlangs to belong in your
> 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
> ...more? Anyone? Bueller? :)
One by one the penguins are stealing my sanity
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