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Re: CHAT: The profile of a conlanger

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 1999, 17:33
Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:
> > Well, here's the message that caused me to rant... > > On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Ed Heil wrote: > > > I rather than E because conlanging is fairly internal. If you do get > > an E, then they're probably intent on using the conlang in a story or > > roleplaying game rahter than just creating it for its own sake.
We all know that this is fun and hogwash and doesn't have a thing to do with reality! I've taken this test twice now and I come out an absolute E, which I revealed last year, and which I suppose surprises no one. This has not prevented me from being completely compulsive about the minutiae of creating a conlang, and even though I have published some fiction, and have entertained the notion of putting Teonaht in some of my writing, I never have. And I've never EVER roleplayed. Writers often test out as I instead of E... it's a profession that requires a great deal of solitary work time. I became a professor of English, however, so I guess I don't fit any mold. My E is expressed in my enthusiasm for a great many various pursuits instead of to one or two--which is often the hallmark of a successful medievalist or philologist. Sigh. <G>
> > The J's that are there will be the ones that > > actually finish conlangs. :)
> I *know* that Valdyan will never be finished :-)
Horribly J, and I too know that Teonaht is nowhere near finished. What Conlang can be "finished"???? I thought J measured one's judgmentality. Sally ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================