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
>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
>>Groan - I forgot that one. I cannot imagine that JRRT would've been at
>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.
>>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.
>It would also be a pity if those 50 years of work on it failed to bear fruit ...
The solution is obvious;
Neither Ray nor Joerg is allowed to pass away.
I advise you not to go, guys.
(Hope that helps!)