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Re: inventing words (was Re: Three questions from a lurker)

From:Jason Hooper <nirgal@...>
Date:Saturday, November 7, 1998, 3:03
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From: Joshua Shinavier <jshinavi@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 10:29 AM
Subject: inventing words (was Re: Three questions from a lurker)

> majority of adults are not. A lasel is free of prejudices, hypocrisy, false > conceptions about him/herself, knows his/her powers and is appropriately > self-confident in his/her actions (why is English so pathetic that it doesn't > have a word for he/she? Pretty soon I'm going to start writing "del" ;).
I'm not posting this to conlang bc it is slightly off-topic, but until a few days ago when you posted this thought I'd not noticed my frustration with the concept. What you said about there needing to be a word for his/her was so true! I've noticed it so much in the last few days in everyday speech and print since you said it, and if you think, it IS pathetic. Anyway, there's not much more to say than that, but when I start my own conlang that's the FIRST thing to be considered :) Have a good one. -jrh