Adam Walker wrote: > Sad to hear that he is gone. I remember looking forward > to his posts about amman iar. He is one of many folks > from the old day who I wish were still posting. Amen. > I guess > I'll be in nostalgia mode for the rest of the day. You and I both - tho in my case it's tinged with a degree of sobriety, one might say of _memento tori_, and a great deal of sadness since David was younger than me :( ---------------------------- Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > Hallo! > > On Wed, 1 Shep 2010 05:02:46 -0700, David Peterson wrote: > >> The winner of the 2010 Smiley Award is Amman ear. > > A very worthy winner indeed. ámman îar always was one of > my favourite conlangs (though I must confess that I let > it slip out of my mind somewhat when the author had > ceased posting here and his web site disappeared); it > epitomizes what I feel to make out the essence of the > kind of conlang I like most: naturalistic, deep, and > well-considered. Altho it's not the sort of conlang that immediately attracts me, I do agree it was indeed "naturalistic, deep, and well-considered" and, I would add, well crafted. [snip] >> for his brother, and about a week ago, I got the bad >> news: David Bell had died a few years back. > > I am saddened to hear that. I have wondered what had > happened to David Bell by myself; but hearing that he has > passed away, nevermore to enrich the discussion on this > list, is sad indeed. May he find eternal happiness in > another more perfect world. Amen to all that! Requiescat in pace, et lux perpetua luceat ei. >> [...] In addition, I've been working over the past few >> days to restore David's original site. I've taken what >> I can find from archive.org and moved it to a new >> location: >> >> graywizard.conlang.org > > That is a great service to us all. This language is too > awesome to let it fall into oblivion. Thank you! It is indeed a great service - yes, it would be a pity if the language had just vanished into cyberspace. Many thanks, David. -- Ray ================================== http://www.carolandray.plus.com ================================== "Ein Kopf, der auf seine eigene Kosten denkt, wird immer Eingriffe in die Sprache thun." [J.G. Hamann, 1760] "A mind that thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language".