|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 10, 2006, 12:24|
Östen Dahl writes, at http://tinyurl.com/o2pub, of his being a conlanger in his
youth, though it is implied that he later put away such childish things:
The word "nerd", graphically spelt "nörd", entered my native
language, Swedish, fairly recently. Nevertheless, and even
without access to computers, I displayed severe symptoms of
nördiness at an early age. In particular, I had an obsession
with languages, and spent quite some time making up what is
nowadays called "conlangs", i.e. languages invented for fun.
(I suspect that such nördiness is really a benign form of
His article goes on to mention James McCawley, "this by now legendary and much regretted linguist".