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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 > would=20=
> solve the problems I encountered: I just round-peg-square-holed > them.=A0=
> 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 > it's=20=
> 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 =
> I can read them later.=A0 I wonder why that is...?=A0 I'm a > perfectly=20=
> 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. -Stephen (Steg) "as clumsy as you've been, there's no one laughing; you will be safe in here" ~ 'clumsy' by our lady peace