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I found a short note to myself about my goals for Nyango, my Japanese-based cat language. These two amused me:
Different greetings, not a question.
And ...
Long /r/, LONG /r/ DAMMIT.
What funny notes to self have you made for your languages. I'd especially like to see ones that are odd or striking out of context.
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I don't do anything like this myself. However, last year I did see a FrathWiki user making the note "LLAVA ABORT!" to himself on his own FrathWiki userpage, with the edit summary "I will know what this means!"

He later deleted it, and said in his edit summary that he'd taken care of it.
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I still have the very first grammar page of Yélian, dated of March 13, 2014. Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, and linguistics isn't exactly taught at school, but from a more experienced perspective, some of it reads hilarious.
Iyionaku wrote:Nouns are formed totally normally.
Ok, Iyion, and what's that supposed to mean?
Iyionaku wrote:The future is formed completely differently to German. You use an auxillary verb and an infinite verb form.
So... exactly like in German? (Modern Yélian uses a prefix)
Iyionaku wrote:The conjunctive II, sadly, has a new ending for verbs.
Man, that's so sad. Also, what is a "conjunctive II"? There is no "conjunctive I", is there? (I refer to this mood as 'conditional' now.)
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These brightened my morning :3 I wish I had more of my old notes on hand but they're buried somewhere.
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The tasklist instruction alternates between using 2nd person or 1st plural pronouns:
Reyzadren wrote:Get around to finally collating words for the dictionary, you lazy git //But which software should we use?
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Khemehekis wrote: 11 Jan 2021 08:42 I don't do anything like this myself. However, last year I did see a FrathWiki user making the note "LLAVA ABORT!" to himself on his own FrathWiki userpage, with the edit summary "I will know what this means!"

He later deleted it, and said in his edit summary that he'd taken care of it.
yes that was me ..... during 2017-2019, I had no traditional Internet and therefore sometimes typed random thoughts onto FrathWiki which actually had nothing to do with conlanging or conworlding .... in this case it was a dream I wanted to add to my dream diary. it seems i actually added that phrase in May 2020, even though I could have simply typed it into my dream diary ... i think it took me a while to drop the habits I'd picked up.

There are some corrupt etymologies in my Poswa dictionary, but for the most part I try to cover it up, even in my private file, by saying things like "as if from /pei ma/". there's one entry that has a note next to it saying DELETE ALL VIBU, meaning to delete all entries which rely on the now-discarded early root */vibu/, ..... which I think I have in fact done, but i've been focusing on other languages lately and it's possible that i still have some leftover entries that contain /vi bu/ or /u ibu/ or something like that which may have been the same root further back.
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Not so much funny as sad...

On my own FrathWiki page I have under Facenda:

Font for Queranaran done! ✔
Make a font for Avantimannish
Make a font for Loucarian

Sadly, neither of those other fonts has ever gooten made.
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elemtilas wrote: 14 Jan 2021 07:47 Not so much funny as sad...

On my own FrathWiki page I have under Facenda:

Font for Queranaran done! ✔
Make a font for Avantimannish
Make a font for Loucarian

Sadly, neither of those other fonts has ever gooten made.
There's always another day to work on them, assuming those aren't defunct at least.
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LinguistCat wrote: 14 Jan 2021 08:08
elemtilas wrote: 14 Jan 2021 07:47 Not so much funny as sad...

On my own FrathWiki page I have under Facenda:

Font for Queranaran done! ✔
Make a font for Avantimannish
Make a font for Loucarian

Sadly, neither of those other fonts has ever gooten made.
There's always another day to work on them, assuming those aren't defunct at least.
More than likely, another day to procrastinate actually doing something about it! The scripts are done, it's just the icky job of actually trying to make a decent font.

I also need to find a good & relatively easy to use fontabulatory software.
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My notes are usually along the lines of
“I’ve fucked this up. I’ll have to come back to it.”
And that’s usually the last thing I’ve ever said about whatever-topic-it-is, so far at least.
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As far as I am concerned, you have done some great work and you often came back to topics that you worked on before [:)] with success
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Creyeditor wrote: 31 Jan 2021 21:54 As far as I am concerned, you have done some great work and you often came back to topics that you worked on before [:)] with success
I think it’s just as possible to criticize oneself too harshly as not harshly enough.
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