> From: Elsa Nilaj <elsanilaj96@...>
> hey guys uhm im new to this whole thing and uhm can one of you tell how
> this works? My friend David J. Peterson recommended it so I joined but to
> be honest I have no idea how to work anything on it so yeah.. hope you help
Well, you've already mastered the fine art of actually posting to the list. So, that
about covers all the technical aspects.
I can only suppose David recommended you to the list because a) you're a nut,
b) you've made a language, c) both of the above or e) none of the above. What
follows now is basics of any group: who are you, what brings you here, you have an
interest in languages in general, constructed languages in specific, if so, what sorts?
Have you made / are you making / are you planning on making a conlang (or two
or four)? Are you also interested in world building, alt-history, RPGs, etc.? Where
are you located, do you speak any languages other than English? Are you a writer
(novelist, poet, etc)? Are you a composer of music and / or song?
Any one of these other arts could meet and mingle with conlanging.
If you have made a language, it's generally very appropriate for you to introduce
it -- interesting points of grammar or phonology, syntactical weirdness, example
texts to show it off. If you have audio or video of yourself using the language,
posting links to those files would certainly be of interest. Otherwise, usual
You're certainly welcome to join in any conversation you see going on at present,
or start one of your own. Ask questions, add your own thoughts. If you see an
interesting thread and discover that your language does something interesting
that is pertinent, feel free to tell us about it! So, that about covers the non-technical
aspects. Get busy!
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:41 AM, BPJ <bpj@...> wrote:
>> Thanks guys! I'm subscribed thru gmail too so I got your replies on my
>> phone. I also saw an alert from gmail that they can't forward for the
>> reason. Oddly there seems not to be any mail to fetch all the same.
>> texted the provider's support so hopefully they'll come up with
>> I guess that as a last resort I could try to delete and then recreate the
>> account. I'll see what's happening till I get home. Gah I hate
>> Den tisdagen den 23:e juli 2013 skrev H. S. Teoh:
>> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 09:05:25PM +0200, BPJ wrote:
>> > > Is the list broken?
>> > >
>> > > If it isn't please tell me so offlist!
>> > [...]
>> > I tried emailing you off-list, but it bounced because your mailbox is
>> > full. So I'm posting here on the list with the hope that perhaps,
>> > will see this message in the list archives. The bounce message was
>> > your mailbox quota has been exceeded. That's probably why you
>> > seeing list messages. :)
>> > T
>> > --
>> > It's bad luck to be superstitious. -- YHL