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Re: Informants, etc.

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2003, 19:55
On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 09:45:06AM -0800, Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> Emaelivpar HS Teoh: > >As my informant explains to me... > > T'emaelivpaer Elyse Grasso: > >My chief informant's name is Nitodthii... > > Vek'pachú emaelivpar Fabian: > >btw, my informant tells me that Demuan actually has... > > T'vopar Boudewijn Rempt: > >why did your Kernu informant translate > > T'vopaer Kristian Jensen: > >Now all I need to do is ask my Boreanesian informant! > > T'vopah Jennifer: > >I think I'll go to bed and have a nice long chat with my informant. > > T'gir.
Wow. Apparently you have a lot of verbs for "wrote" or "spoke". :-)
> What this all boils down to is many of you have informants, and I want > one too. :P
I can introduce you to my Ebisedian informant. He may speak in incomprehensible language, and he may be rather hardheaded when it comes to linguistic issues, but he's nevertheless a rather nice guy. ;-)
> Seriously(?) though, does people have other, erm, "methods" of > learning/discovering their conlangs, besides the informant-route? I > think I've seen people mention discovering historical documents and thus > learning conlang/conculture that way. Any other means?
Actually, this whole thing about my Ebisedian informant is borrowed from others on this list who talk about informants. :-) (Conlang informants rule #1: there are actually no conlang informants; conlangers merely copy the idea from each other.) What I know of Ebisedian is more through direct contact with the Ebisedi on the other side of the _jyy'i_. ;-)
> As of now, I just have this innate (albeit partial) knowledge of > Creseian history. New sources would be welcome. ;)
[snip] Well, I *could* convince my Ebisedian informant to visit your conworld, although with his typical snobbish Ebisedi-centric attitude, he probably wouldn't fit very well. :-) (Besides, his _eKasani'_ mentor, who controls the _jyy'i_, is unlikely to allow him to take such extravagant trips.) T -- It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. -- Sammy


Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>