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.
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 think I've seen people mention discovering historical documents and thus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.)
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.