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Two of my three (now adult) kids have shown a sporadic interest in
languages over the years, but none knows a second language nor any
persistent interest in languages. It's always been a slight disappointment
to me.

stevo

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM, BPJ <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> As a variation I tried to get my kids involved without success by
> introducing them to The Hobbit and Tolkiens writing systems at the 'right'
> age. The only hint that my only biological child has inherited my
> inclinations is that he learnt English very well very early and that he
> likes to imitate accents in both Swedish and English. One of his (half)
> brothers showed some interest in shorthand for a while which perhaps was a
> small infection of glottomania. My wife is facinated when I point out more
> or less ancient Germanic loans in Finnish, but that's about it. Has anyone
> ever got their children to share their interests?! ;-)
>
> /bpj
>
> Bearded ambidextrous Sueco-Polono-Ukranian -- close but not quite!
>
> Den söndagen den 10:e februari 2013 skrev Sai:
>
> > I forgot Erin & Logan Kearsley in the list.
> >
> > However, my friend Yonatan Zunger brought up[1] an interesting
> > question: how many conlangers are there, total?
> >
> > ZBB has 2412 registered users. CONLANG-L has 920 subscribers. LJ
> > conlangs has 701; FB conlangs ~900; G+ conlangers ~138. There's
> > unknown overlap and duplication on all those, and an unknown
> > proportion of conlangers who don't know about and/or don't participate
> > in the online community.
> >
> > So how many of us are there? (And what proportion are queer?) Maybe 5
> > couples isn't actually a small number, considering.
> >
> > Also, what're the attempt and success rates of conlangers trying to
> > get their (not-previously-conlanging) partners involved? Given the
> > paucity of such couples, I have to presume the success rate is pretty
> > abysmal. :-/
> >
> > - Sai
> >
> > [1] https://plus.google.com/u/0/103112149634414554669/posts/hQxeizKUaLS
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Sai <[log in to unmask] <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> > > * Speaking of conlanging couples, what's a full enumeration? (Given
> > > the sparsity, let's be maximally generous with what counts.)
> > >
> > > I know of:
> > > Bob & Nora LeChevalier, creators of Lojban
> > > Irina & Boudewijn Rempt, creators of Valdya, Andal, Charya (also,
> > > Boudewijn authored http://valdyas.org/apologia.html)
> > > Brett Williams & I X Key, creators of 5B
> > > Alex Fink & me, creators of UNLWS and Gripping
> > >
> > > Are there really only 4 such couples in the world?
> > >
> > > sources:
> > >
> >
> http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0205d&L=conlang&D=0&P=7851
> > >
> >
> http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1003B&L=conlang&P=R13559
> > >
> >
> http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1003D&L=conlang&P=R10475
> >
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