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relative weirdness (was Re: signal and noise in phonologies and

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 11:57
BP Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:

Until your kids tell you what a nut you are who wastes time
with fairy-tale

That one really shot me down, and I'm still trying to
recover.  Not that
I'll stop conlanging, but I must find a way to convince them
it is
worthwhile. :-(
that must have been a shock. how old are they though?
i plan to marry in the midst of next year and i would like
to know whether i could keep conlanging or should stop when
i have kids.
my fiancée finds the idea of inventing langs interesting (i
guess it's because she's a language teacher speaking native
hebrew, english and spanish and writing poems :-). i'd like
to know how parents on the list could manage to raise
children and keep conlanging. is that possible? is that
advisable? how do children react? what bad consequences
could this entail? if children start conlanging because they
see me do so should i stop them and/or stop myself?
i could stand quitting conlanging by now. i settled my
conlang Tunu's grammar and root vocabulary a few months ago.
i had very specific goals when i started building Tunu years
ago and i consider i've achieved them. actually, i
concentrated a lot on Tunu last year in order to finish it
before i get married. the whole "hoaxlanging" system i was
dreaming of is here now. it's really what i wanted from the
beginning. so my conlanging activity is now basically: (i)
visiting and learning on other conlangers' webpages (ii)
slowly building a Tunu teach-yourself webpage. i would never
try to explain it to any of my relatives. still, would this
kind of activity affect my kids?



H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>