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Ugly orthographies (Was: Re: Ugly Klingon was Re: PHONO: lateral plosive)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 18:36
On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 12:59:59PM -0500, J Y S Czhang wrote:
> In a message dated 2003:03:24 01:05:40 PM, hsteoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX writes: > > >There *are* no bugs. Just lots of unintentional features. :-) > > *Snarfle!*, Teoh...
That was freely st^H^HI mean, *borrowed*, from Larry Wall. :-)
> Okrand's Klingon is just one of many ConLangs that inspired me to use > some capital lettres in g0miileg0.
The word _g0miileg0_ just looks SO temptingly like Ebisedian. ;-)
> Futurist/Dada/Constructivist/"Concrete"\"Visual" Poetry-style, I also use > some "other things" like 0 [zero /zI@r@U/] for the diphthong /@U/, 3r for > rhotic schwa, and ' for singular, unaccented /@/s. > But I try to make g0miileg0 aesthetically pleasing in an odd way as well > as "ugly" ;)
It looks quite Ebisedian to me. :-) [snip]
> In a message dated 2003:03:24 01:49:15 PM, hsteoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX writes: > > >More like MICROS~1-bashing mood. :-P (Well, according to Christophe, my > >sig-generating Perl script has a life of its own. It has been known to > >pick quotes that are strangely relevant to the message body, even though > >it is run *before* the message body is typed...) > > IT'S POSSESSED, TEOHIE!!!
No fears about that. It's leashed to my Mutt[1], who will make sure it doesn't get outta control. :-P [1] Name of my email program. ;-) Grrrr... wuff! wuff! [snip]
> = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen > riizijkl0! = > (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)
Seriously, g0miileg0 really looks and feels like Ebisedian. As for the "kaka" in the above quote... Christophe & I had lots o' fun with it over in the LaTeX for conlangers list, where I devoted a whole exercise in regular expressions to finding the kaka's in one's lexicon (only to find out later its gutteral connotations...). T -- "You know, maybe we don't *need* enemies." "Yeah, best friends are about all I can take." -- Calvin & Hobbes