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Re: Conlang Flag

From:Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2006, 13:42
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006, Roger Mills wrote:

> Just received today..........WOW!!!!
Yes, it is quite a nice flag indeed. I was quite worried for a while, because I had overlooked the fact that the order specified printing on one side only. So I imagined that it was going to be either white or very pale on the reverse side, which would have prohibited displaying it on anything but a wall. Luckily, I was wrong: the colour is equally saturated on both sides, as far as I can tell. The only thing that is a little bit disappointing is that the ziggurat is a bit misshapen -- the gap between the 2nd and 3rd level of it appears to be a bit larger on the right side than on the left side. One other interesting thing: as I was lying in my bed this morning, wondering whether I should get up early on a Sunday for once, I was looking at the conlang flag (I have temporarily hanged it up with thumbtacks on the wall across the room) and in the half-daze the levels of the ziggurat transformed into steps that were leading *inwards* and disappearing into the sun. Sort of like a Stairway to Heaven, which I suppose the Tower of Babel was meant to be. It never occurred to me before now that one could look at the drawing that way. Thanks, Sai! (And everyone else who contributed to the design of the flag.) -- Arnt Richard Johansen Taboos abound in almost any aspect of Tuvan life. [...] To name an example: the introduction of the Latin alphabet in 1930 was also believed to impose a threat on the health of women expecting a child. -- Mark C. van Tongeren: Overtone Singing


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