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Re: CHAT: How conlangers are treated by mortals (was: HELP: Is this sensible?)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, March 19, 2004, 6:24
On Thursday, March 18, 2004, at 06:44 PM, Henrik Theiling wrote:

> Hi! > > I renamed the thread. I don't think it's off-topic, since most people > have experienced how 'mortals' react when exposed to a conlanger. :-) > That's always fun. :-) > > Carsten Becker <post@...> writes:
>> The "depressing" bit is, Ayeri is my third attempt. OK - I'm conlanging >> only since about Spring 2003, so about for a year. > > Haha, but your first attempt, according to your home page, was still > in 2003, right? You should not find it depressing if your conlangs do > not yet get the structure you would like. Most people work on their > conlangs for years, decades and whole lives before they like it and > think they understand the internal structure.
Don't I know it! :=( How many decades had briefscript/BrSc been haunting me? But I guess Carsten is much younger than me. I recall that in my teens I was churning out two, three or more conlangs a year - and that was for a an audience of none. No Conlang in those day, no internet - indeed, precious few computers on the whole of our planet!
> Please, no depression on conlanging!
Certainly not! If only Conlang had been about half a century ago {sigh}
> We will eagerly answer the > strangest questions until you are totally happy with your languages! > :-)
We certainly will - and a language is like a work of art: it's never perfect. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760