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Daniel Seriff wrote:

> Steg Belsky wrote:
>
> >  "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops."
>
> Steg, this quote made my day! My fiancee didn't appreciate it nearly as
> much as I did. She thinks I'm a nerd.
>
> Speaking of which, does anyone else run into this kind of attitude from
> your loved ones? Mind you, she doesn't think I should stop conlanging,
> she just lovingly teases me about my super-nerdy hobby. ;) (no offense
> if someone on the list doesn't yet realize just how nerdy we all are)
>

Yes... my youngest brother chants 'Freak! Freak! Freakfreakfreak' at me, my
younger brother tells me I'm wasting my time, and should go back to school,
or learn a _real_ language. My oldest sister is offended because she thinks
I'm showing off, and my parents just think it's wierd. I'm surrounded...
<shrug>


Joe