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Re: "Coming out" about conlanging to people in Academia

From:Daniel Andreasson <rymddaniel@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2001, 9:08
Henrik Theiling wrote:

>As a reaction to `why', I keep telling people that it is like knitting or >like having a garden or like reading a book. It wastes time! Yes, a great >thing to do. :-)
Yes, "why?" is a pretty common reaction. But I think it's also easy to stare yourself blind on the fact that it is conlanging that gets a "why" reaction. There are other things as well. Just the other day visiting my family I told my mom that I'd like to attend classes in North Saami (she's at a company that arranges, among other things, language courses) and the reaction I got from my sister (who was sitting nearby) was, you guessed it: "Why?" :-P ||| daniel _________________________________________________________________ Hämta MSN Explorer kostnadsfritt på