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Re: interesting dream

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 8:10
Christophe graffii:
> >> I'm envious. Why don't I ever dream of my conlangs? :((((
Recently, g0miileg0 has been in my dreams a lot. In fact, part of the recent evolution of g0miileg0 has been in my daydreams and some in my nightdreams (and nightmares). But not much is vivid - some is tho', but despite this lack of "realism" in these dreams inspire me ever onward... Also my voracious reading habits and TV/video/movie watching and music listening habits also contribute to my conlanging in small ways. I keep tons of Post-It pads of paper close at hand at all times for those _satori_-like flashes of inspiration. ::eyes chaotic mound of Post-Its:: Egadz! It seems the Tribbles have been incarnated as g0miileg0 notes... (oh, and I literally use 2 shoeboxes and 3x5 cards to gradually build up my lexicon sloth-like... I can't escape making a naturalistic conlang using these "primitive", masochistic methods nor the haphazard, semi-random aspects of chaoslang ;) Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)