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Re: Hello...(What is right...)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, November 13, 2000, 3:15
On Sun, Nov 12, 2000 at 05:51:55PM -0500, Jim Hopkins wrote:
> Sometimes it feels more as if I am discovering the language than inventing > it. At any rate I definitely know when something feels "Druni" or not" and > things have both been included and excluded on that basis. Amazingly, the > language has a strong and recognizable self-consistency
[snip] My theory is that the human mind has a deep inclination towards deeply consistent things, and sometimes, this is unconscious, so it appears as if the thing invented has taken a life of its own. My rationalization of it is that it's more of a discovery of our own mind, discovering new patterns that "fit" the model of the conlang that has been internalized by us. But of course, all this is just my conjecture. To be taken with a large grain of salt :-) T -- Computers are like a jungle: they have monitor lizards, rams, mice, c-moss...