Why is his name spelled with a W only in the initial sentence?
- That's because I started with introducing Mr. V/W as source material and then did a tiny little amount of work IBfying it. As a matter of fact, it's on my todo-list, but as you may have noticed, I haven't been particularly active lately. But don't worry: it's still on my agenda.
- The spelling *here* is with V. I haven't done any work yet on *there*'s Lithuanian, but I've come to the conclusion that its orthography is probably based on Wenedyk. For two reasons: because Czech is virtually absent in IB (only a tiny minority), and as far as it exists it uses a different orthography; and because Lithuania was part of the RTC during the entire 19th century. I'm still not sure though: perhaps during the years of Lithuanian independence (1918-1939) a spelling reform was implemented that led to a spelling similar to *here*'s. My problem is that I don't know the language, nor do I know much about it. I guess we'll just have to wait for a Lithuanian (preferably gay, bearded, and left-handed) IB member. ;) --IJzeren Jan 02:10, 11 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Why Gay, Bearded and Left-Handed?
I'm left handed, sometimes bearded, but the being gay's out, since I'm married and all. :) Just so he's the antithesis of the seeming majority? BoArthur :)
- It's a recurrent joke on conlang: the archetypical conlanger is gay, bearded, left-handed and Lithuanian! BTW, are you seriously saying that being married is a proof of someone not being gay??? :))) --IJzeren Jan (left-handed, currently bearded, married, and definitely not Lithuanian) 23:38, 11 Aug 2005 (PDT)
- AH. No, I'm just saying that it's proof that I couldn't possibly be. I've found a lithuanian speaker at work here, I'll be putting him in touch with you, if you don't mind. He's not a linguist, but maybe he can give you the fodder you need. BoArthur