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Re: CHAT: I'm back

From:Doug Ball <db001i@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 5, 2000, 22:01
I suppose that subject line is a bit of surprise, since I didn't announce my
switch to nomail for the summer.  But I'm glad to be back among friends.
Over the summer, I checked out the archives at various times, so I'm
somewhat familiar with some the new "faces" here, so I add a special
"Terris" to all of you.
The fact that I wasn't on the list did not mean that my conlanging
activities stopped.  Rather the opposite, I got a lot of things done this
summer (possibly aided by the fact that I was only working about 30 hours a
week).  My paper grammar has grown as I have added more morphosyntactic
details, such as indirect questions and conditionals. (There is
unfortunately no webpage for my Skerre, aside from the speech I gave on it
at the University of Rochester's Research and Creativity Conference last
school year that is graciously hosted on Boudewijn Rempt's site,  Also, my lexicon grew over a
1,000 words. And  most exciting of all, I have completed a
re-vamping/revision of the play that was written in Skerre in eighth grade.
So if any of you are interested in seeing the play, e-mail me privately and
I will send it to you as a Word attachment.  Although perhaps a bit
inconvenient, I only want to send it as an attachment, since in a plain text
e-mail would ruin the rather nice formatting of the Skerre in one column and
the English "subtitles" in the other.
And also to answer a question that was posted on the list maybe about a
month ago, I now have written one song that has lyrics in my conlang. I have
also used my conlang to title pieces in the past, even though these were
written as music within Western culture, instead of Skerre culture (this
song I wrote this summer was intended to simulate a Skerre piece even though
I unfortunately had to use Western instruments and the Western chromatic
scale [as per notating music with Finale], plus I used the Western idea of
the round as the basis of this piece).
But anyway, glad to be back, and looking forward to an interesting and
stimulating fall on the list.