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Re: elanagauo verb system

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, June 28, 2002, 6:58
 --- JS Bangs wrote:

> Jake X sikyal: > > > Come on! Doesn't anyone want to comment on the elanagauo verb system I so > > painstakingly posted the other day? ;) Or at least the sentences and > > structure. This is my first conlang, and it would be nice to have some > > feedback so I can know what I'm doing wrong. > > First, I did offer some comments. Brief ones, but it was something. > Second, putting conlang notes inside another thread is almost never the > way to get responses regarding those notes. They're fine for illustrative > purposes, but people rarely respond to detailed conlang questions that are > buried inside a thread about something else. > > If you want comments, I suggest that you repost what you wrote with an > informative subject line beginning with "COMMENT:". That should attract > some more attention.
Jesse is right. This illustrates once more how important it is to have adequate headers above the messages we post. As a rule, I try to read every message. But I also have a practical situation: I don't have e-mail at home, so I have to do it at work. When I come back after a few free days or a weekend, I usually find at least 200 e-mails in my box. Because I am supposed to work here, I just don't have the time to read everything. So I begin with deleting everything that seems less important to read, including all the stuff about English. For me, the huge number of non-conlang-related stuff is not a reason to go nomail, though I do believe there has been a little too much of it, recently. But don't be surprised if people don't react on a conlang subject embedded in a non-conlang thread. I would be happy to comment on your (Jake's) language, but you will have to repost it, as Jesse pointed out; unfortunately, I have already delete the old text. Jan ===== "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