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.
 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
> 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.
 Pictures and official regulatory act (in German) ...
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