CHAT (Re: Bye)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 4, 2002, 4:10|
Bob Greenwade wrote:
>At 11:45 PM 3/23/02 -0500, Padraic Brown wrote:
>>Well, I've never gotten any substantive feedback for any of my
>>posted languages either. [Generally no more than "cool language",
>>etc.; but then, what more should I expect?] I've learned not to
>>expect any because I don't expect people here to drop everything
>>and immerse themselves in my languages.
>>How do you (or anyone here) expect any truly meaningful feedback
>>from what's posted in a couple messages and from people who have
>>not learned the language?
> I've had some success from posting one or two linguistic features at a
>time and inviting discussion thereof. It's a lot easier to digest those
>smaller bites. :-]
Although I'm sure it's not the case with anyone here w.r.t. the originating
complainant, I've been reminded throughout this thread of an wicked greeting
card I once collected (sometimes they're too good to send):
Cover: sad faced cartoon character, with caption: "Gee, I'm sorry I
Inside: "...but I forgot about you."
And with that, I suspect, end of thread.
Weak ObConlang: If anyone has slogged through my Kash syntax (ahem), they
will have learned that the verbs "remember"and "forget" take their objects
either in the genitive or dative(human)/accusative(non-human) depending on
whether it's long-term memory/total forgetting or merely momentary:
Genitive: "I still remember the day we met", "Stella has forgotten that
Accusative: (Teacher to student) "Did you remember [to bring] your book?",
"Sorry, I forgot the wine"
Dative (human obj.) "Oops, I forgot [to invite] him."