A part-time lurker speaks
- Salvete omnes!
I have taken a peek to see what's going on but some ghastly
stuff on "OFF TOPIC: Latin translation request" really made
me shudder!! Perhaps I'd better say no more than that
Siva's "ad auxilium petendum" is spot on.
But what I am working on is:
I did suggest to someone that I discuss this on the list;
but, as he pointed out, it could well give rise to YAEPT ;)
Also, as I am trying to avoid bogoism, I may say something
that upsets a bogolanger, as I did a month or so back. I
don't want to get side-tracked again.
One person's private reply has prevented me from being "too
modern-linguist, phoneme-aware, phonetics-aware
conlanger-wanting-to-make-soundchange-visible"! Quite right
It's no trivial task steering between the Scylla of
"phone*ics aware conlanger wanting to make sound-change
visible" and the Charybdis of "bogoism", while keeping the
thing (more or less) plausible. I now see why bogolangers
like their Grand Master Plans ;)
But I would welcome any serious comments from any who are
*genuinely* interested - but to me personally please (I'm
still NOMAIL - I may come back in full-time lurk mode next
in the next week or so). I'm thinking of setting up a Blog
for this, but haven't done so at the moment.
"Ein Kopf, der auf seine eigene Kosten denkt,
wird immer Eingriffe in die Sprache thun."
[J.G. Hamann, 1760]
"A mind that thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language".