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CONLANG making conlangers? Was: mysticism and language

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Sunday, April 29, 2001, 20:23
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Sally Caves wrote: > > I hope you haven't forgotten Teonaht! > > How could we forget such a beautiful language? :-)
Yry myeebihs! ("me all blushing!")
> Welcome back!
> > 1) How many of you old- and new-comers started inventing a language > > in isolation from the list? > > I would imagine most of us did ... surely non-conlangers don't join the > list?
Now that's exactly what I can't seem to disprove. I was thinking, well maybe outsiders will have heard of the list, will look into it, will look at Jeff Hennings LangMaker, and say... hey, I'll try doing this. More and more, it seems, even with the growing numbers of new listmembers, the trend seems to be that one doesn't seek the list out unless one is already doing some kind of conlanging, or has toyed with language experiment. Is there anyone out there, new to the list, who got involved in conlanging cold, because he or she was impressed with this kind of invention and wanted to try it? Perhaps he or she already did some kind of conculturing? Or graphic or musical art?
> > 1a) If so, how old were you? > > Hmm ... about 14, I think.
Isn't it interesting. Puberty seems to be the average time. Rest of survey accepted with appreciation! Thanks!
> Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon > A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb
Wrth gwrs! How true. Sally -- ========================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================