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Re: CHAT: General Question

From:The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 13:48
David Bell aka The Gray Wizard.  Age 57, currently residing in Northern
Virginia.  I speak, in order of decreasing fluency, English (my mother
tongue), German (supported by formal study and annual immersion visiting the
family of my German wife) and Kiswahili (learned and used extensively while
living in East Africa for 4 years).  I have tasted a wide variety of
languages pursuant to my conlang interests including Finnish, Hungarian,
Norwegian, Turkish, Yidny, Dyirbal, Japanese, Arabic, Hausa, Sanskrit,
Tibetan, Welsh, Quenya, Sindarin, Esperanto, et. al. My conlang projects

amman iar, a work of some 30 years and very near complete;
forendar, an aborted sketch;
nathya, a work in progress;
        (soon to be webified at, but don't look

As for my musical tastes, I was raised on Billie Holiday, spent my
adolescence with the likes of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, grew to
manhood with Beethoven, Chopin and Bach, and continue a rather eclectic
enjoyment of all but the most popular musical styles.


David E. Bell
The Gray Wizard

Wisdom begins in wonder.

> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of David Peterson > Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 8:15 PM > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: General Question > > > Since the whole issue of American and English speakers and > Canadian and such came up, why doesn't everybody say where there > from, what languages they speak, and something else of interest? > > I'm David Peterson (going forever after by "Jenesis"). I've > lived all my life in Southern California, though I'm going to > Berkeley now. I speak (mas o menos) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, > Esperanto, Greek (Modern), Latin, Hindi, German, French, and > others I'm forgetting. I've created about eight languages, the > biggest of which has more than a thousand entries. So, that's me. > > -Jenesis >