FTL - Futuristic Theoritical Languages (wasRe: The League of Lost Languages (was Re: Fakelangs)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 3, 2004, 0:09|
In light of LLL, I propose a polar opposite conlang "sub-group" of sorts:
FTL (Futuristic Theoritical Languages) ... an informal discussion of
plausible-to-quasi-plausible future evolutions of languages or of futuristic
"alternative history" conlangs.
Think: "Applied Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction"...
_¿qiz vaac juu-pip?_ /kwi:z vOk ju: pi:p/ (What say you-peeps?)
Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no sensei_ [Master of junk] <A
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So, since
living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile of rubbish."
"...So what is life for? Life is for beauty & substance & sound & colour; &
even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural conventions]. . .Why not
be free & live your own life? Why follow other people's rules & live to please
others?" - Liezi
"Taoism in a nutshell: Shit Happens. Roll with the Punches. Hang 10 - Go with
the Flow!" - anon. California Surfer-Beatnik
"[The modern economist] is used to measuring the 'standard of living' by
the amount of annual consumption, ... that a man who consumes more is 'better
off' than a man who consumes less.
"A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively
irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be
to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption." - E.F.
Schumacher, _Small is Beautiful_
"Western man not merely blighted in some degree every culture that he
touched, whether 'primitive' or advanced, but he also robbed his own descendants of
countless gifts of art & craftsmanship, as well as precious knowledge passed on
only by word of mouth that disappeared with the dying languages of dying
peoples...." - Lewis Mumford, _The Pentagon of Power: The Myth of the Machine_
Non scholæ sed vitæ discimus. (We do not learn for school, but for life.)
"Anarchism's great project is to dissolve the asymmetry of power. How? There
are thousands of alternatives & there is not only one solution. To advance
'one' solution would be a doctrine of power, a manifestation of power." -
Venezuelan University Academic Alfredo Vallota quoted in _El Libertario_
"1. the world is not at all as it appears to us
2. under certain conditions it could well become different"
- Andrei Tarkovsky