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Things to finish before you die (was: Average life of a conlang)

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Friday, August 29, 2008, 17:17
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:07:10 +0200, Jörg Rhiemeier
<joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote:
>On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:44:56 +0100, R A Brown wrote: >>Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: >>>I sincerely hope that this sort of thing won't befoul you and your >>>language. Novial is not the only case of that. Look at places like >>>TolkLang or Elfling, and you see the same. Quibbles about >>>reconstructions of unattested Quenya and Sindarin words all the time, >>>with many scholars taking the position that such reconstructions are >>>overall illegitimate. >>Groan - I forgot that one. I cannot imagine that JRRT would've been at >>all pleased. >[snip] >He would certainly been severely displeased by what is going on >in those fora these days! I don't know whether his statement >against real-world usage of his conlangs was meant against fan >usage, or rather against the possible misunderstanding that any >of his languages could be used as an IAL, but what happens in >the TolkLang and Elfling lists is certainly not at all what he >wanted to happen. >>>Avoiding this alone is a good motivation to develop a conlang to a >>>fair degree of completion before you pass away. >[snip] >>It is just possible that Briefscript/Piashi might be 'finished' if I failed to >>develop it any more in that (a) some people have ever since Dutton's day >>shown interest in the idea of an international briefscript, and >>(b) I have received private emails expressing interest in my project. >[snip] >It would also be a pity if those 50 years of work on it failed to bear fruit ... >[snip]
The solution is obvious; Neither Ray nor Joerg is allowed to pass away. I advise you not to go, guys. (Hope that helps!)


R A Brown <ray@...>