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Re: conlanging and journaling

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 15:49
The following is a bit off-topic, but anyway ...

Matahaniya ang Rick Harrison <rick@...>:

> I think those who have the calling, or the language-making > gene or whatever, are often triggered (usually during > adolescence) by _some_ external thing[, e.g.] seeing > your mom/sister's stenography notebook from school, or > bceoming aware of Esperanto or Tolkien's languages.
Funny you mention that. In fact, I have had a look into stenography (Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift) before the conlang flea bit me. Never learned it though, but I still sometimes think I might want to, because Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift is quite nifty actually in how it works. [1] However I don't think it's usually taught anymore (unfortunately), so the percentage of adults who actively use it or who at least know how to read it is quite low I think, and among people in my age the percentage should be near zero.
> The modern era provides more potential triggers -- Star > Trek languages, conlangs on the web -- but I think those > who were destined to conlang would have been triggered by > _something_ anyway. Those who don't have the calling > might dabble in it briefly but won't stick with it long.
Nah, I've always found it to be weak regarding that with the exception of Klingon, I mean "I feel ... Your language doesn't have a word for that" and something along the lines of "He knows how to parse any grammar instinctively, just give him a sentence or two." Also, Universal Translators. Come ON! Regards, Carsten [1] Pictures and official regulatory act (in German) ... Consonants: Vowels: For more examples just click your way through the menus. -- Tenena, Kardaying 2, 2317 ya 01:53:42 pd Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 04:32:31 pm


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