a provocative question
|From:||Jonathan Knibb <j_knibb@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 31, 2003, 20:31|
A provocative question that occurred to me just now:
If Zamenhof was the J. S. Bach of conlangers ...
(founding father of modern conlanging, created for use as well as
beauty, high value on logical structure)
...and Tolkien was the Mozart of conlangers...
(appeal to technical and lay audiences, elevated common features to
...with which composer would you identify yourself?
[reply to jonathan underscore knibb at hotmail dot com]
'O dear white children casual as birds,
Playing among the ruined languages...'
Auden/Britten, 'Hymn to St. Cecilia'