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From:Gerald Koenig <glk@...>
Date:Saturday, February 23, 2002, 21:42
Date:    Mon, 18 Feb 2002 19:30:47 -0500
From:    Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Subject: NGL: is there anybody still interested in tokcir?

For more than a year the traffic in the NGL list has been mute and the
list is not longer in Yahoogroups.

I wonder if any of the people that has participated in the NGL project
is still there or if there is people still interested in this language.

-- Carlos Th


Hola, Carlos,

Well, I'm still here, but feeling my age. Lately I've been thinking
about re-organizing the Vector Tense series and putting it into
better form. VT was never proposed or voted as a formal part of
NGL so my aim is just to modularize it for use as part of some
other language, maybe a rationalized english or romance language,
and hope someone cares to use it--with credits. I find that I use
the concepts very frequently in my private mental life and they
are a great joy to me.

As to re-activating the NGL project I am not opposed but I wouldn't
participate either due to the history of abandonment by the founder,
the incessant conflict among us, and the ultimate dead end. This
seems to be an inherent and predictable feature of group languages
and group t-shirts and I don't suppose I can discuss it much further
here in the home of personal artlangs without violating the well-based
rules of the list. For me to resume with the project, there would
have to be a complete political restructuring which itself would
be a major exercise in internet community nation-building. I have
a lot of ideas germinating about that and if anyones are interested
in my concepts of a new social contract and generalized constitution
for any mail-list first, and a language list second, we could
discuss it via informal group emails, which seems to be the last
inxa (uncontrollable) print medium.

Que le vaya bien,

Gerald Koenig