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The conlanging Dark Ages [was: Re: ADMIN: John Cowan departing; turnover in the Instrumentality of Conlang]

From:Cian Ross <cian@...>
Date:Friday, January 7, 2005, 0:47
On Thursday 06 January 2005 10:35 am, John Quijada wrote:
> > I remember those pre-internet days...lovingly dog-eared notebooks filled > with fading lines of pencilled-in and scratched-out phonologies and verb > inflections, wondering if I were the only conlanger in the world besides > Tolkien and Ursula LeGuin....
I did the same in high school, though actually I started slightly before that. Between encountering LeGuin, Tolkien, Latin class, and FRP gaming in fairly rapid succession, I was into it forever. (I invented the first versions of my first conlangs to give me consistent naming in the conworld and concultures I started building when I started making up new FRP secenarios--back in the bad old days of 1st edition AD&D.)
> Back to the pencilled notebooks for me I guess....
Ack...I won't do anything any more that's not in HTML or using a little bit of Perl I wrote to manage dictionaries. Computers are a huge improvement over the previous ways. CKR