|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 17, 2001, 1:53|
In a message dated 16.11.2001 02:31:22 PM, annis@BIOSTAT.WISC.EDU quotes me
>>From: J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
> > What do ya peeps call a conlang that is geared towards creating a
> >possible real subculture?
> Perhaps Klingon. :)
LMAO... yep, those are in this particular class of conlang.
> Has anyone ever done this?
I am trying to with Lego. But I will be happy just to use Lego in my
experimental poetry & sci-fi stories. But it would be neat if a "paraculture"
<see below for defining of "paraculture"> was to arise out of Lego.
> I know some Neopagan groups
>occasionally indulge in dead language Revivals (a la modern Hebrew),
>but I can't think of anyone creating a language with the exress goal
>of creating a subculture.
:) yippy, I am a pioneer... mayhaps...
> > I am kinda in favour of _xenocultural conlang_or
> >_xenolang_ for short. Or _paracultural conlang_/_paralang_. (AFAIK this is
> >different from an artlang)
> Hmm. To me a word like paralang would just be another term
>for 'argot' or 'jargon' though I admit my mind isn't quite able to get
>a handle on what *exactly* 'paracultural' means.
Paraculture is different from both mainstream larger culture and
subcultures. A paraculture can arise outta of what some (in cultural studies)
call "technoculture" - the idea that technology is autonomous and that the
far-reaching effects of technology are creating lifestyles, ideas of nature
and systems of thought encoded or represented in specific technological
Paraculture is related in some ways to the "para-" root in "paramilitary"
and to the "para-" in "paranormal" and to the "para-" prefix used in
chemistry meaning "modification of"!
The fiercely intellectual, radical anarcho-Left movement called
"Autonome' " created use of this word "paraculture." I am extending its
meaning beyond theirs ;)
> Perhaps I'll create a liturgical language when I get my cult
::mock panic voice:: eek... ::makes mudra to ward off evil::
>William Annis - System Administrator - Biomedical Computing Group
>"When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do
>towards other humans." Marcus Aurelius VII.65
> nice quote BTW
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