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goomeelegoo (wasRe: Interjections)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 4, 2004, 5:50
In a message dated 2004:02:01 03:25:36 PM, elemtilas@YAHOO.COM writes:

>[...]There is an old Conlang >T-shirt project that you may not be familiar >with, namely, to translate the phrase "Fight >Language Death: Invent a Language!" and put it on >a T-shirt. That was eventually done (and there >was much rejoicing!), and provided inspiration >for our Wiley Oriental Gentleman to give it a >GomiLego spin. To wit: " GomiLego is a futuristic >polyglot-lexifier creole "mesolect"/"mixed >language." Some of the _main_ contributing >polyglot-lexifiers are English; various Romance >languages like Italian, French, Spanish; >Sanskrit; German; Dutch; >Japanese; "Romanized" Chinese; ISV (International >Scientific Vocabulary) >Greco-Latin roots and "technocultural" slang. > Like many creoles, much of GomiLego's lexemes >are highly "mutated" from the original lexemes. "
goomeelegoo has undergone a Spelling Reform, ... hehe... "blame" it on the lingua-mangling Dutch, French and Nordics on the list, LOL...
>To the various "Romance languages" he could add >my own Kerno, which has contributed the GomiLego >word 'riipong' (<repong) meaning fix up. I >consider it a solemn honour when a fellow >conlanger sees fit to borrow one my poor >language's words into his own.
It's _reepong_ now.
>Kerno itself is a voracious borrower, saver, >salvager, recoverer, scavenger and >recycler - but is restricted to taking only from >langauges (constructed or real) that inhabit its >alternate history timeline. I'm not sure if >GomiLego is *there* or not.
::points to monkeybraincase:: it's inna here... --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman "Mister Sinister" Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist - "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]