Re: problems with conlang
|From:||Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 18, 1999, 9:01|
Clinton Moreland-Stringham wrote:
> You know, I've noticed somthing recently. besides the recent flaming, you
> know what the real problem for me with this list is?
> People keep mentioning the neatest and coolest ideas about things - most
> recent being the vowel harmony stuff. I keep wanting to include everything, which
> is impossible (I know, I've been trying for the past several years!). Don't stop
> by any means, it's extremely interesting and fun, but I wondered if anyone
> besides me has had this problem?
It is true that the rate of interesting information on the list is very
high. But often it is recurrent, so even if you miss something, it is
likely to appear again on the list a few months later. But it is true
that you can't include everything, except if you have a hundred projects
in evolution and time to work on all of them. Personnally the last two
conlangs I'm working on (Tj'a-ts'a~n and Chasma"o"cho) are directly
inspired by discussions on the list, and some features I discovered in
my five other conlangs (that I was working on before joining the list)
are due to the list as well. This list is a very good place for the
lenguavirus to develop :) .
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