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Re: Teohian Relays

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2003, 22:30
On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 10:00:02AM -0800, Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> I've got you added to the Conculture group. Just so everyone knows, > though, I had intended the linguistic group to be for people _interested_ > in linguistics, apart from the grammatical development of the conlang > itself. I'm assuming that if you want to participate in the first place, > you have at least some basic grammar for your conlang. Whether you discuss > the finer points of conlang grammar in the Teohian Relay or discuss the > difference between agglutinating and fusional is totally up to the > participants.
My main problem is that I don't have enough linguistic terminology in Ebisedian to talk about such things yet. In fact, I don't have that much vocab for dealing with normal conversation either, my main excuse being that Ebisedi culture / the conworld is weird enough that it doesn't have words that correspond with Earthly concepts. (Oh shoot... I've just let the cat out of the bag... :-P) [snip]
> Basically, I wanted to break up interested parties into topic-groups to > prevent people from getting an e-mail talking about phonology when all they > want to talk about is culture, or vice versa.
Which brings up an interesting point... if we were to talk about conculture, how would we reconcile the respective concultures of each participant? or do we just talk about our own concultures? (Hmm, that gives me an idea... a good conversation opener would be to discuss and/or try to understand the other person's conculture.)
> >(Now I'll sit back and watch chaos ensue as the fear of Ebisedian rolls > >over prospective correspondents... ;-) > > Perhaps we should equip newbies to the list with Ebisedianbane to protect > themselves? To say nothing of what measures would be needed to save us all > from the likes of Maggel. ;)
[snip] Nah, Ebisedian isn't *that* scary, as those who have experienced it would tell you. It's just a different paradigm (with emphasis on *different* :-P) that once you get used to, isn't all that hard. Esp. now that I've written a more-or-less gentle tutorial to Ebisedian that will get you up to speed with the basics so that you have the means to deal with the more involved stuff. You don't get horrific spelling (mis)conventions like in Maggel, for example. You do get funky vowel mutations in inflections, but if you're just reading it, you don't really care; it's more of a concern only when you actually want to write Ebisedian. T -- If a person can't communicate, the very least he could do is to shut up. -- Tom Lehrer