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Yes, I'm stuck in a sighted world, not that I'm the only blind, but we have 
to re-invent the wheel. I was given too much oxygen so lost my sight at 
about three months. I still plan to get my hands on my medical records, as I 
researched my condition when I was at an Independ living center some years 
back. Sadly, I've been kicked out out of that center twice and the most 
recent one I was at. I guess I just made Conlang history. When I was 
younger, I use to put words in fractions, I don't know if that counts as a 
Conlang. Could that work as a way to teach Yemoran children math?
Nicole Thompson-Andrews

Pen name Mellissa Green
Budding novelist and Haiku and acrostic writer





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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Padraic Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2012 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: A New Lang is Born


> --- On Sat, 3/3/12, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
>
> No worries!
>
> I don't know how profound your (physical) blindness is, but I think we
> (conlangers) often lose sight of how very visual our art is. You would
> think it's primarily aural -- it's about language, after all and what is
> language but a means of spoken communication! And of course, writing
> systems are almost exclusively for the sighted. But we rarely speak our
> languages and rarely record ourselves reading texts. And few writing
> systems are appropriate for reading by any means except the eyes. I know
> some have recorded their languages -- I still treasure Sally Cave's
> rendition of Teonaht poetry. And of course, you can hear Tolkien reciting
> Namarie online. Loveliness embodied! (He has a pretty good singing voice
> as well!)
>
> But for most of us, our conlangs are composed as visual artifacts, are
> delivered (via the web) as visual artifacts and are discussed, enjoyed
> and shared here as visual artifacts.
>
> Padraic
>
>> Nicole Thompson-Andrews
>>
>> Pen name Mellissa Green
>> Budding novelist and Haiku and acrostic writer
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Tweet me
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>>
>>
>> @greenNovelist
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Padraic Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2012 10:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: A New Lang is Born
>>
>>
>> > --- On Sat, 3/3/12, Virginia Keys <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Ok, Pics are up here:
>> >> http://pics.conlang.org./v/Shateyo_2dws/
>> >
>> > Wow! I like it a lot!
>> > For Nicole: it's like ivy growing up a wall!
>> >
>> > Padraic
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