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On Sat, 27 Oct 2001 03:10:22 -0700 SuomenkieliMaa <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
> --- <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > When I think that I probably cannot translate it in
> > any of the languages I made (except Moten
> > probably)... :((((( Anyway, without my notes it'll
> > be difficult anyway.
>
> Wow, shows me how amateur I must be as I thought the
> whole point was for us all to try to develop our
> languages by these sorts of translation exercises...

Well, it is.  It's just that people vary in how they decide to do this.
I, for one, am one of those who won't make up vocab ad hoc unless I have
my computer, vocabulary notes, and other tools handy.  Part of the reason
for this is consistency--I don't want to recreate words that I forgot I
had, and if possible I want to make words from roots that are already in
Yivríndil.  That's all.  It's not amateurish at all to do it another
way--it's just a matter of choice.

Jesse S. Bangs     Pelíran
jaspax@ juno.com
"We couldn't all be cowboys
Some of us are clowns" --Counting Crows