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Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Friday, May 14, 1999, 18:42
On Fri, 14 May 1999, David G. Durand wrote:

> And now, partly because of a pirate interest, I've already got my daughter > (who turns 6 next month) involved in inventing and drawing maps for fun. > Whether she ever takes it up remains to be seem, but she's growing up in a > house where that's just one of the things her father does, other than spend > too much time on the computer.
The same goes for our daughters. As far as they know, it's perfectly ordinary behaviour for adults to make up languages, draw maps and invent countries and the people to live in it. They're already making up words for a language of their own, and the eldest drew her first map (of "Deventer and the river IJssel and the whole world") at about three and a half and asked me to label the places on it. Come to think of it, I remember a map that I did in kindergarten.
> Of course we have other children of listmembers in the same situation. Will > that slowly grow the "Clan Conlang?"
That would be great. I'll put it to them when they get up tomorrow morning :-) Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastinay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)