Trouble Reading Our Own Languages (was something else)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 6:05|
On Saturday, March 6, 2004, at 10:02 PM, David Peterson wrote:
> In short, I made no attempt to work within the identity of the=20
> language, or to imagine how the type of language I had created
> solve the problems I encountered: I just round-peg-square-holed
> I no longer work on this language at all; I just keep it around=20
> because it was my first (though the script I created lives on, as
> an Arabic-style script that happens to be perfectly suited to=20
> English.=A0 I write notes in it in class all the time [though damned =if=20
> I can read them later.=A0 I wonder why that is...?=A0 I'm a
> literate writer (or speller), but I can't read it at all]).
I have the same problem with writing in my conlangs... i wonder if it's
a common problem. I think it also applies (by me, at least) to
'foreign' languages in general, not just constructed ones.
"as clumsy as you've been,
there's no one laughing;
you will be safe in here"
~ 'clumsy' by our lady peace