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Re: Another Introduction

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Saturday, October 23, 2004, 17:20

Sorry that I'm a week too late, but I have had a week of
holidays and have not been at home because of that. I'm
just checking my mail and have not yet read all the stuff
from the last week. Unfortunately, I had to kill 26 spam
mails :-|

On Friday 15 October 2004 19:49, Daniel Asserbo wrote:

 > Hello conlanging folks,
 > may I introduce myself. I am a 19-year old German from
 > the town of Soest which is (not really) famous for its
 > parish fair which is (or pretends to be?) the largest
 > inner-city parish fair in Europe. (It is located between
 > Dortmund and Paderborn.) I've already been observing the
 > list for quite a time now, and now that I have some more
 > free time, I decided to present myself to you. (I was
 > also motivated by many people joining the list lately.)

Hey! Welcome to teh list! You were "motivated by many people
joining the list lately"? Where? Now don't say that you
have "real world" friends who conlang! That'd be amazing.

 > I'm afraid I have not yet worked much on conlangs.

That does not matter. Everyone had to begin somewhere. I'm
conlanging for 1 1/2 years now myself, there's still only
one language I have put much work into (Ayeri,
<>), though
I have started two other projects earlier.

 > This fascinated me, and I tried to develop these ideas
 > somewhat further, but with little success- I guess I was
 > too young at that time. But anyway, conlanging caught me
 > and after following some discussions on this list in the
 > past three years I feel I finally am ready to
 > participate.

Also bitten by the "conlang flea", huh? I've been said you
will never stop once you've started conlaning ;-) As for
being too young, Robert "Trebor" Jung is only 13 or 14
IIRC. It's astonishing how much he knows about languages
already. Respect, Trebor! I started myself with 16 (I'm 18
now), there are many who started earlier or even later. So
I think there's never a "too old" or "too young" at
conlanging. AFAIK, ol' Tolkien was 8 when he started, btw.

 > Best wishes from Germany,
 > Daniel "Asserbo" Quernheim

Greetings back to you from Korbach, Germany.
Carsten Becker

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