Incidentally I am enjoying the file you sent yesterday.
Hello, ConLang. Ingmar mailed the below to me. I am forwarding it. (My remarks follow.)
I'm sorry, I can't answer you now, I just got my message back because I sent
to much messages (more than five) already to the list today...
I'm new here, I didn't know that.
If you still have room, Tom, you may send it through to the list... only if
you like, of course
Otherwise I'll send it tomorrow (after midnight)
wordspil ("wordgame", "wordplay") = pun:
ig föle mi rasend, ig wil krüsse worde mid di = I feel myself angry, I want
to cross words with you = argue
in stead of , just one S less ;-)
"krüsse" is a verb here
----- Original Message -----
From: "tomhchappell" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: introduction Middelsprake
> Dare I ask ---
> Which of the "krüsworde", people
found most puzzling?
> Do any of them inspire any of Ingmar's readers to say 'cross words'?
> Ingmar, if a Middelsprake speaker is feeling cross, and wants to have
> words with another, what does s/he say? Have you solved those
> puzzles yet?
> How do you say 'pun' in Middelprake?
> Tom H.C. in MI
Because of that five-a-day limit, sometimes I don't reply; and, sometimes, I reply directly to the person who posted, instead of to the list.
Henrik says he is considering relaxing or eliminating the five-posts-a-day-limit. I think, if his software were up to it, a sensible limit would be something like one-or-two replies per thread or per thread/contributor combination per two- or four- or eight-hours.
I could be wrong but I think that could limit everyone but the thread initiator to five-ish posts per thread per day, and even the initiator could exceed the limit only by replying to different other participants.
I haven't said so to Henrik. I'm not certain his software is up to it.
Obviously a troll or twit could get around the limit by screwing with the subject heading or by deliberately posting replies to the wrong thread; but we can reasonably assume (a) no-one on this list-group is really that much of a twit and (b) even if they were, Henrik would detect that and put a stop to it.
Tom H.C. in MI
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