Re: [elfling-d] Re: Banned from yet another site
- On Dec 15, 2004, at 11:51 PM, iavasj wrote:
> Absolutely. The technical and theoretical aspects of the languagesThis is it exactly. I don't know where people ever got the idea that
> should not be (indeed, cannot be) separated from the study of them.
learning a language -- or, in the case of Elvish, and other
poorly-attested dead languages, more accurately learning _about_ a
language (indeed, ESPECIALLY in such cases) -- wouldn't involve a lot
of often technical study and discussion, and impose demands of
precision and rigor: just like any other scholarly endeavor.
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."