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Re: classlang

From:Kenji Schwarz <schwarz@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 20, 1999, 21:53
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Matt Pearson wrote:

> >of English?" Ah, such naivete! I hope this experience of > >'forced conlanging' opens their eyes to the nature of language, > >as it has done for me. It'll be exciting to see what happens...
Wow. There's something all so dark and Gothic about this. "Forced conlanging"! Shouldn't this properly be done in the dank catacombs below a ruined chateau, from which there escape only faint screams of the unwilling -- as yet -- initiates to warn pious, simple neighbors that the secret vice, whose name cannot be spoken, until the fine points of the phonology get fixed up just a leeetle bit more, is glutting itself on fresh young minds? Whup that conlinguistic naivete right out of 'em, I say! Kenji