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. :-)
> 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, who will make sure it
doesn't get outta control. :-P
 Name of my email program. ;-) Grrrr... wuff! wuff!
> = ! 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...).
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I can take." -- Calvin & Hobbes