Re: CHAT: Ebonic Xmass
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 15, 2000, 11:29|
> In any case, isn't this list about constructed languages? What relevance
> did abrigon's doggerel have to language construction?
My bet is that Abrigon posted it as a linguistic curiostiy, and was not
aware of true nature of the content.
In that sense it was not that off-topic by Conlang standards. I recall
Eddie (college teacher of French & German, jovial, jester, one eye, not on
the list any more) posting some wonderful renditions of some verse or other
into IIRC some redneck-type dialect.
> All it has done as far as I can see is to stir up splits in the list - great!
Yes & no. It's nice to see so many people expressing decent sentiments.
After all, after all these years we are not just a group of people
gathered to talk about conlangs; we're a group of chums gathered to
talk about conlangs.