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Somewhat Off-Topic: thinking in conlangs

From:M. Czapp <0zu149@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 22:38
Hejida tahoj'ny,

today, something really weird happened to me while I was on the phone with my
fiancee (and of course, I can't resist sharing it). Since he's from a
completely different part of the world than me, we talk in English among each
others, even though my native tongue is German. I was kinda tired and thus
struggled with words. At one point, I neither knew the correct English term,
nor the correct German one, but I did remember the rejistanian term (halen,
meaning something like subjectively important) and used that after a pause.

This already was weird, but then, it turned out that he understood what I
meant, maybe from context or because I used it earlier already. It was really
romantic! He's an angel, and a very nerdy one <3

Did it also happen to you already that you only remembered a term in your
conlang and not in a language, you are supposed to be fluent in?

Va'iln veka,

Bitte beachten Sie, dass dem Gesetz zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung zufolge
jeder elektronische Kontakt mit mir sechs Monate lang gespeichert wird.
Please note that according to the German law on data retention,
information on every electronic information exchange with me is retained
for a period of six months.


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <christophe.grandsire@...>