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>Subject:      Re: Conlang T-Shirt
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>Paul Bennett wrote:
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>> A very good idea.  A very, very good idea.  If the listowner is watching, may I
>> actually seriously suggest a paradigm shift along these lines.  One list each
>> for the auxers and the arters to discus eachothers langs, plus a list for
>> discussing the "general principles" of conlanging and any really heavy "tech"
>> and "theory" threads.
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>I profoundly disagree.  Unity is important to me, and that means that all conlangs
>(I use the term in the broadest sense) should be represented here.  The AUXLANG
>mailing list is specifically for auxlang *advocacy*; its existence does not mean
>that auxlangs cannot be discussed and developed here.

I fully agree with John Cowan. There is a kind of cross-fertilization
that goes on in an open but moderated list. Of course the problem is
always proselytizing one's own private views, but who is innocent
of that; even trying to exclude auxlangers is a form of it.
Artlangers who are here are by that fact sharing and hoping for friends;
as auxlangers are on a larger scale. The poles of pure self-absorbtion
and pure self-immolation are seldom inhabited by conlangers. Let us
simply be tolerent of different positions on the continuum of art and
aux, and by all means refrain from proselytizing. Both sides will benefit,
and those of us in the middle will not feel so torn.

Jerry Koenig
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>Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
>                -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)
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