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Re: conlanging and journaling

From:Rick Harrison <rick@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 17:54
On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:36:15 -0500, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:

>...You're not saying that in order to be a Real Conlanger, you'd have to >have started, say, before the age of 15, are you?
I believe _most_ people who are going to be lifelong conlangers start before the age of 18 or so. This is based on all the introductions and surveys I've seen here over the years. I have not used the term Real Conlanger ever, as far as I can recall.
>I'm in the "triggered by conlangs online" camp, but possibly because I had >previously gotten the impression that you had to be a linguistics professor >and spend thirty years minimum to produce anything that works.
Are you saying that you once considered langmaking but were dissuaded by the impression you mentioned above, and then X number of years later you discovered that the requirements aren't so steep? That is interesting. If I'm understanding all of the above correctly, may I ask how old you were when you first considered langmaking and how many years went by until you actually started? --- Richard K. Harrison of Florida


Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>