CHAT: return of the long-lost (was: RE: THEORY/USAGE: irregular English plurals
|From:||And Rosta <a-rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 27, 2002, 19:11|
> On Sun, 26 May 2002 16:59:19 +0100, And Rosta <a-rosta@...> wrote:
> >John Cowan
> >> > Andrew Smith
> >> And so the world now has two known conlangers with the same name!
> >Both are old-timers, the one identifiable by miniscularity --
> >'andrew' and the other, if memory serves, formerly as 'andruc'.
> If I had any doubt about your stupendous memory, it's gone now. It must be
> getting on for ten years since I went by the name 'andruc', and I was hardly
> what you'd call prolific.
> As always, it's nice to be remembered :-)
It's lovely to see old-timers return. We had a census a couple of
years ago & discovered, to my sentimental pleasure, quite a few
old-timers lurking, and heard news even of Conlang-founders (e.g.
Ron Hale-Evans, iirc).
My memory for everything is a kind of grey haze in which everything
remains trapped, ghostlike and indistinct, never gaining the solidity sufficient
to warrant calling it 'knowledge'.
As for remembering you, used you to meet up with Colin Fine in