On Fri, 20 Oct 2000 23:48:25 -0400, YHL wrote:

>  Am I the only person who *didn't* start conlanging in earnest (as opposed
>  to the pathetic 6th grade semi-French-rune-English attempt that doesnt'
>  count) before the age of 20?  <pulling a face>

        You are not alone. I started playing with language quite young, but only
got into ConLanging after a disasterous flirtation with IALs (Int'l
Auxiliary Languages) that ended just last year.

>  YHL, looking around virtually at all the brilliant people out there

        And I am not really up to speed on a lot of linguistic terminology or
concepts, I fear... hence the little or no feedback to my postings on my
conlang Viivo or any requests for info on polyglot dictionaries... probably
stuck my stupid foot too far in some "smarter" peeps' faces...

        sorta OBCONLANG: I am gonna start learning ASL (Amerslan, American Sign
Language). Perhaps even get certified as an interpreter. I am already making
notes on my 2nd conlang, based on ASL-like topic-comment syntax with a
polyglot lexicon. As of yet un-named... sorta like a name like _Ling_...or


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