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Re: Masochistic Grammar - YANNC

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 18, 2000, 2:01
Two brains?  Not so.  I've had two conversations before. One with a hearing
friend in English and the other with a deaf friend in ASL simultaneously.
There would be brief moments when I would be responding to both persons
simultaneously on different topics.  And larger stretches where I would be
"listening" to both of them at the same time.

Rather different, but still somewhat similar, I regularly sing in ASL and
one of English, Spanish, Indonesian or Chinese simultaneously.  The grammars
don't match up so I could be producing two very different parts of the song
at the same time and I regularly contextualize idioms so I'd be refering to
hands and ears in ASL rather than tongues and ears in spokens.

Adam who is working on just such  a senario in a piece of fiction.

>From: czHANg Jon Chang <czhang23@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Masochistic Grammar - YANNC >Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 17:10:50 -0500 > >Intriguing ideas here. (I am in process of learning ASL) > > czHANg > >Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> wrote: > > > > On Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:09:56 +0000, Rik Roots <rikroots@...> > > wrote: > > > > <...> > > >Two mouths would probably lead to two separate conversations - humans > > >with two heads (and siamese twins with conjoined brains) are known: > > >each mouth seems to belong to a separate individual. > > > > A counter-example is provided by deaf sign languages. The DSL used in > > Russia, at any rate, has many signs displayed by one hand; accordingly, > > one can display two signs simultaneously. > > > > I think what you need for two conversation is two *brains*, not two >output > > channels (vocal tracts or whatever). > > > > > > Basilius > > >-- >email: > > >AIM: czhang23 >voicemail: (510) 859-3988 ext. 9679
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