Conlanger stereotype poll

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Thrice Xandvii wrote: 19 Feb 2021 11:40 Just found this quiz, figured, why the heck not?

1. Gender: Male (cisgendered)
2. Sexual orientation: Homosexual
3. Handedness: Right
4. Nationality: American, born and raised in Wisconsin, current Michigan citizen
5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: German/Lithuanian
6. Neurotype: Mostly neurotypical, with some ASD spectrum leaning traits and a bit of anxiety that usually shows itself as anger over other more common presentations
7. Health conditions and physical disabilities: None that I'm aware of
8. Do you wear glasses?: I do
9. Facial hair: Yes (chin beard or moustache-less goatee, whichever descriptor you prefer)
10. Body type: Slightly over-weight
11. Subculture: Nerdy geek who used to be a wannabe skater and enjoys hard rock/metal music (so you be the judge on what that means)
12. Species/breed of pets: Dog, cat, bird, fish and a snake (I do consider myself to be mostly a dog person though)
13. Religion: Agnostic, former atheist who was entirely too sure of himself
Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
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elemtilas wrote: 19 Feb 2021 14:51 Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
To be honest, I've seen very few Lithuanian or Lithuanian-American conlangers on the Internet. I know that's how the tradition goes, but . . .

In fact, I was wondering if Thrice XandVII would show up at this poll, since I remembered him discussing his being part Lithuanian in a previous discussion, years ago, wherein we were talking about the fabled conlanger stereotype. Welcome back, Thrice. [B)]

I can't think of anyone else with a Lithuanian ancestry offhand in the conlanging community.
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Khemehekis wrote: 09 Mar 2021 16:47
elemtilas wrote: 19 Feb 2021 14:51 Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
To be honest, I've seen very few Lithuanian or Lithuanian-American conlangers on the Internet. I know that's how the tradition goes, but . . .
Indeed. While it was álways an in-joke, it was actually based, as all good humour is either in a dairy plant, or in the truth. In the case of the GBLLHLI, the early Conlang-L, back when it was at diku.dk (very early 1990s), did apparently sport a rather sizeable number of Lithuanians. Possibly the entire country.
In fact, I was wondering if Thrice XandVII would show up at this poll, since I remembered him discussing his being part Lithuanian in a previous discussion, years ago, wherein we were talking about the fabled conlanger stereotype. Welcome back, Thrice. [B)]

I can't think of anyone else with a Lithuanian ancestry offhand in the conlanging community.
Nor I. Unless it was unwittingly during my first foray into Conlang-L. One of the oldest references available is Christophe's remark from 2002, and I'd heard of it before then I'm sure, as the joke was already well established.

And just for the record, I am not, as far as I know, Lithuanian.
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elemtilas wrote: 10 Mar 2021 05:07
Khemehekis wrote: 09 Mar 2021 16:47
elemtilas wrote: 19 Feb 2021 14:51 Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
To be honest, I've seen very few Lithuanian or Lithuanian-American conlangers on the Internet. I know that's how the tradition goes, but . . .
Indeed. While it was álways an in-joke, it was actually based, as all good humour is either in a dairy plant, or in the truth. In the case of the GBLLHLI, the early Conlang-L, back when it was at diku.dk (very early 1990s), did apparently sport a rather sizeable number of Lithuanians. Possibly the entire country.
In fact, I was wondering if Thrice XandVII would show up at this poll, since I remembered him discussing his being part Lithuanian in a previous discussion, years ago, wherein we were talking about the fabled conlanger stereotype. Welcome back, Thrice. [B)]

I can't think of anyone else with a Lithuanian ancestry offhand in the conlanging community.
Nor I. Unless it was unwitt-ngly during my first foray into Conlang-L. One of the oldest references available is Christophe's remark from 2002, and I'd heard of it before then I'm sure, as the joke was already well established.

And just for the record, I am not, as far as I know, Lithuanian.
Huh. I don't remember any of those -aitis, -vicius, or -onas names from my time there. I guess that was before my time.

Of course, the CBB used to be full of Swedes. Then Prinsessa quit and DrGeoffStandish got banned and most of the other Swedes just started posting less and less frequently. Of course, Aevas still loves his board, so clearly they haven't all left!
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Khemehekis wrote: 12 Mar 2021 05:03 Huh. I don't remember any of those -aitis, -vicius, or -onas names from my time there. I guess that was before my time.
What timeframe were you on Conlang-L? Or better, what name, if not Khemehekis?

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If you don't recall the Lithuanians, and I don't recall the Lithuanians, it may well be no wonder if generations of glossopoets yet unconstructed should consign them to the mad mythology of their elders.
Of course, the CBB used to be full of Swedes. Then Prinsessa quit and DrGeoffStandish got banned and most of the other Swedes just started posting less and less frequently. Of course, Aevas still loves his board, so clearly they haven't all left!
For that we can be thankful!

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elemtilas wrote: 12 Mar 2021 14:19
Khemehekis wrote: 12 Mar 2021 05:03 Huh. I don't remember any of those -aitis, -vicius, or -onas names from my time there. I guess that was before my time.
What timeframe were you on Conlang-L? Or better, what name, if not Khemehekis?
I posted there between 2002 and 2003. I used my real name, James Landau.
If you don't recall the Lithuanians, and I don't recall the Lithuanians, it may well be no wonder if generations of glossopoets yet unconstructed should consign them to the mad mythology of their elders.
That makes sense. Maybe now it's the Germans who are the most overrepresented among conlangers?
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Khemehekis wrote: 12 Mar 2021 16:11
elemtilas wrote: 12 Mar 2021 14:19
Khemehekis wrote: 12 Mar 2021 05:03 Huh. I don't remember any of those -aitis, -vicius, or -onas names from my time there. I guess that was before my time.
What timeframe were you on Conlang-L? Or better, what name, if not Khemehekis?
I posted there between 2002 and 2003. I used my real name, James Landau.
Curious.

Interestingly, you've been discussed quite a bit recently! Several times over the last few years for your KCT!

If you don't recall the Lithuanians, and I don't recall the Lithuanians, it may well be no wonder if generations of glossopoets yet unconstructed should consign them to the mad mythology of their elders.
That makes sense. Maybe now it's the Germans who are the most overrepresented among conlangers?
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elemtilas wrote: 12 Mar 2021 17:38 Curious.

Interest-ngly, you've been discussed quite a bit recently! Several times over the last few years for your KCT!
I went to the website for CONLANG-L and searched for "Khemehekis" and "Landau". And "scrapper". I pulled up a few posts I hadn't seen before thereon.
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So I did this thing. Feel free to fold, spindle, mutilate, ignore, discard, etc. as appropriate. For entertainment purposes only.

1. Gender: Fire and dangerous things.
2. Sexual orientation: Bisexual.
3. Handedness: Right.
4. Nationality: European. Finland.
5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: Finnish.
6. Neurotype: Neurotypical.
7. Health conditions and physical disabilities: None worth mentioning.
8. Do you wear glasses? No, never. Well... hardly ever. (I've already seen everything so I don't need to.)
9. Facial hair: I've got tweezers and I'm not afraid to use them!
10. Body type: I could stand to lose a couple kilos. I won't, but I should.
11. Subculture: Yes? No? Mu?
12. Species/breed of pets: No pets of my own, but some of my favourite relatives are dogs. Unless you count pet peeves, then I'm a Crazy Peeve Lady.
13. Religion: Lutheran.
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elemtilas wrote: 19 Feb 2021 14:51
Thrice Xandvii wrote: 19 Feb 2021 11:40 [...]
Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
Well, it would certainly appear that a most interesting conversation was spawned by my rather innocuous and late-to-the-party response! Can't say I'd've expected that, but glad that it could add something useful nonetheless.
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Thrice Xandvii wrote: 11 Jun 2021 11:50
elemtilas wrote: 19 Feb 2021 14:51
Thrice Xandvii wrote: 19 Feb 2021 11:40 [...]
Finally! A gay, bearded, Lithuanian language inventor!

Except that you're a righty...
Well, it would certainly appear that a most interesting conversation was spawned by my rather innocuous and late-to-the-party response! Can't say I'd've expected that, but glad that it could add something useful nonetheless.
Indeed! Well, it's an ancient conversation to be sure! Almost as old as language invention on the internet. I'm just glad you were able to tick a few of those near-mythical boxes!
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Thrice Xandvii wrote: 19 Feb 2021 11:40 Just found this quiz, figured, why the heck not?

5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: German/Lithuanian
About how old were you when you realized you were Lithuanian?
How did your parents take it when you told them?
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I seem to remember Klaivas joking about fitting the stereotype, but I don't know if he was actually from Lithuania.
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-Klaivas-! There's a name I haven't heard in some time! (And according to the Members Firectory, he never made it to the CBB . . . or did he use a different screenname here?)
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eldin raigmore wrote: 12 Jun 2021 21:58 About how old were you when you realized you were Lithuanian?
How did your parents take it when you told them?
LOL

I was informed at some point, likely relevant to a school project or some family tree nonsense or something, by my parents. Can't say I recall precisely, but I imagine they took it well.
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In Spain the best upper sets do it,
Lithuanians on 'Nets do it,
Let's do it,
Let's build a world!
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