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From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, July 4, 2002, 20:45
In a message dated 07/03/2002 10.44.38 PM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM quotes me &

> > [. . . ] tho' I did have fun causing trouble between the Esperantists,
>> Interlinguists, the Glosa-types and various other IAL dogmatics > >{snip} >Alas, 'tis easier to do that than falling off a log :-)
True. The trick is to do it with true Wiley style ;)... playin' the 'innocent' lil Trickster ;) then sit back and watch the fireworks ::BiG GRiN:: it was more fun than watching a trashy talkshow a la Jerry Springer... but like talkshows of that ilk IMO, it got stale and old after a season...
>> BTW, I called my trouble-making "lingua fracas" ;) My brand of >> lingua-manglin' humour was not at all appreciated in >> UberAllesAuxlang-land :( > >:-D :-D :-D > >Diolch yn fawr! Muchas gratias! Molte grazie! Merci beaucoup! > >Thanks, Hanuman. After the interminable admin that accompanies the end >of the academic year, and the *long* tedious meetings of the past few days, >I opened my mail this evening feeling tired & jaded. Your mail was the
tonic I
Welcome, Ray. I am honoured and deeply complimented that you feel that my posting to the list has a "refreshing" effect. OBNATLANG/CONLANG: Now, where on Earth did the English wording "jaded" come from (I have an unfounded paranoid suspicion it may have come from sort of Anglocentric contact with Asia)? Is it in other NatLangs that I am not familar with? Any conlang equivalent words/metaphors/similes for "jaded", world-weary, worn-out, blah, apathetic, etc. (but quite different from "bored" --- we already went over "bored", ROTFLMAOSHIHLH) Hanuman Zhang Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of Chinese Boxers" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod ~§~ thee Prizc ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær 'n' Creativ Playf'llniz ~§~


John Cowan <jcowan@...>