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).
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