In a message dated 2003:06:02 05:45:58 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>Way way back in the early days of Conlang, the illustrious Rick Harrison
>compiled the Universal Language Dictionary, which, iirc, was a list of
>the 2000 most basic 'concepts' in a language. The list was compiled by
>synthesizing many different sources, and was compiled for the benefit
>of conlangers. I find I do not have a copy of the ULD, & it seems not
>to be publicly available any longer. DOES ANYBODY HAVE A COPY??????
::raises hand, raises hand & paw (raising Luc the Black Cat's paw)::
::stagewhisperin':: pssst!, wanna hot copy??? email me offlist, man...
Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no sensei_ [Master of junk]
& Gatherer of Extremely Enlightening Knowledge (or GEEK, for short ;)
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So,
since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile of
- Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE
"The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random."
- Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE
Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione.
[Latin > "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation."]
" jinsei to iu mono wa, kichou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou "
[Japanese > "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform"]
in more radical, paracultural terms: "the (R)Evolution of the Everyday"
"There is no total revolution, there is only _perpetual_ Revolution,
real life, like love, dazzling at every moment." - Paul Eluard
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