Re: About the Gaelic-L thing
|From:||Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 6, 2002, 18:35|
--- In conlang@y..., Stephen DeGrace <stevedegrace@Y...> wrote:
> Thanks for the link, but I think the best thing is not
> to take Ms Gunn seriously or argue with her directly
> in any case, the page could have been whipped up to
> create a "cover" in approximately five minutes, it's
> nothing but a few links.
It might be more difficult to "whip up" a book about modern
celtic language... ;-)
A Google search for "Marion Gunn" yields 871 hits. The majority
of those pages appear to be linked to Celtic languages, or are
written in Gaelic, or contain her e-mail address.
It find it much more likely for Marion Gunn to be a real Celtic
linguist with a fascistoid prejudice against conlanging than a
freak who spends his life setting up an elaborate building of
fictional identities just to troll us.
Her post on Gaelic-L certainly qualifies as trolling (in the
sense of "triggering a flamewar"), but to infer that she is doing
that as a full time job with long-term purposes in mind strikes me
> I would avoid being tempted
> into any form of personal engagement with Ms. Gunn, or
> buying into an artistically evolving cover story,
> where she could reel you in and try and set you off
You know, there *are* treatments for the milder forms of paranoia
-- Christian Thalmann
PS: We've pretty much beaten this topic to death by now. I suggest
we drop it, lest we cook up more troll food.