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CHAT: Bouncing (jara: My girlfriend is a conlanger!)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, March 17, 2003, 21:55
 --- Andreas Johansson skrzypszy:

> > (I *am* a fan of bouncing though. It just didn't seem > > right at that moment. :) > > Are you, by any chance, short? I seem to recall you refering to yourself as > physically small sometime or other on the list, and I'm nursing my grand > sociological theory that says that bouncing around from joy and similar, > well, motoric expression of feels is something primarily indulged in by > people who are short and thin. Possibly cause they're less likely to break > expensive stuff when doing it, perhaps because they're less likely to hit > the ceiling with their heads, perhaps because some subconscious part of > the brain believes that because they are small they must still be children > and therefore should be behaving childishly.
Hehe. I agree with you theory :)) . I am quite tall (1.90m) and definitely not much of a bouncer!
> Perhaps the next poll could help me gather some data by asking for people's > height and weight as well as some basic characteristics of their conlangs; > basic syntax, accusativity/ergativity/other, presence of cases, etc.
Hehe. Length 1.90m, weight somewhere around 100 kg (it was a long time ago I weighed myself, so let's say 100 ± 5 kg). Favourite word order VSO. Inflective language. Accusativity. Cases, but not too much (preferably seven or so). ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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