On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:12:00 -0700, Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Why not live openly *now*, while you're still around to collaborate and >explain and present? Let me draw an analogy. When I am doing a drawing or painting, I can't stand to have anyone see it before it's finished. If they say anything about it I will never be able to get the comment out of my head; if they don't say anything I will wonder why not. Maybe there is something in your life that you have the same feeling about. Some people have a lang that is very personal; they feel it would be compromised or spoiled somehow if others saw it. I have not been that way with my langs but sometimes I wish I had protected some of them until they were more complete. Collaborating is not a goal of the more individualistic conlangers. And we wonder if explaining is really possible.