CHAT: Abrigon's 'Gobblygook'; was RE: Counting/Numbers
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 19, 2002, 12:58|
From: Abrigon Gusiq [mailto:abrigon@YAHOO.COM]
> I often find the gobblygook that many people on the list seem to
> speak/write to be confusing, but I muddle thru. I also thought I had
> what I was replying to in the message sent. Namely that I once had a
> conlang/culture where the speakers had six fingers on each of their
> hands. And that they would count 1-6, and then 1 hand and 1.
> One hand of
> 6 plus 1 finger.
> Instead of putting down what someone says, might look beyond it. The
> second part of the post spoke more of what I was saying that the first
Had you said "I once had a conlang where the race speaking it
did *that*", it would have made sense. Personally, I had to strain
somewhat to understand what you were talking about.
Tim was complaining, quite justly, that you used pronouns in a highly
ambiguous way. Doing that, how can you not expect people to be confused
by your usage?