Dirk's Signature (WAS:Lighting Some Flames: Towards conlang artistry)
|From:||Elliott Lash <al260@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 12, 2002, 21:41|
Dirk Elzinga <Dirk_Elzinga@...> writes:
> Having blathered on for four paragraphs, I failed to recognize what I
> felt to be the most cogent part of Jesse's original posting; the lack
> of critical repsonses to each other's work. While I don't think that
> we should formally declare "schools" of conlanging aesthetic (since I
> don't believe language construction to be an art, and also because we
> seem to have formed de facto schools already), I do hope that we can
> give the grammatical posts which come our way more careful attention.
> I, for my part, resolve to do this and to provide more feedback on
> phonological matters which come up. I think we owe it to each other
> to be more responsive to each other's work; that's why I joined the
> list oh so many years ago -- to see what others had to say about my
> ideas and to say something about the ideas of others.
I agree with what you said here and in the previous mail...now on to my question. :)
> Dirk Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
> Man deth swa he byth thonne he mot swa he wile.
> 'A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.'
> - Old English Proverb
Old English? or....extremely early Middle English? ...Maybe it's just the lack of
thorns that get me thrown off :)