Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger
|From:||Joshua Shinavier <ajshinav@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 14, 1999, 8:15|
> > Maybe the title of that book Sally came across, "Lunatic Lovers of Language"
> > is more accurate than we thought :->
> No, it is not. And I was at pains to challenge it. The use of the term
> "lunatic"in my survey was referential and ironic.
Yes, I realize that. And my use was mischievous (please note the '>') and
said in what I thought was a joking manner. I apologize if you took this
comment more seriously than I intended; I was not implying that conlangers
are a bunch of sociopaths -- if I thought that there was anything seriously
amiss about conlanging, I would probably for my own sake steer clear of both
this list and conlangs in general!