I think, and Carde apologies if I'm misremembering, I think Carde once
mentioned being an aspie so I read his posts through the filter of that
understanding. I think I simply enjoy his other worldliness though I often wish
more people would reply to his stuff. Totally MY issue! (-:
On Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:21 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote:
Buck, I also enjoy Carde's posts though I don't understand most of them. He
seems very independent and thus likely to continue here, yay, no matter how
anyone responds to his stuff.
I enjoy many of them, too, even though I understand none of the Sanskrit
references and never hope to. Dead languages are often dead for a reason, and
my time is taken up with learning live ones. :-)
Card is a wonderful language nerd who gets off on esoteric relationships he
finds between languages and interpretations he finds of things he reads in
them. I'm not sure he really has much of anyone to really converse with about
these subjects here, although it's fine of him to try. I was just poking a
little fun at the greater-than-normal obscurity of his latest post, wondering
if there is *anyone* here who has any idea what NSR refers to.
As I'm trying to explain to Buck and Doctordumb, I find the *expectation*
that the people they're talking to or writing to *have* to come up to their
level elitist to the max. I also find Doctordumb's assertion that they should
just ask if they don't understand things to have a subtle and not entirely
pleasant intent. That is, the people doing this seek to position *themselves*
as the experts or authorities and *force* people to ask them questions...as
if they really were.
A better teacher doesn't do this. A better teacher or writer -- one who is
actually trying to communicate and who cares about the person he is speaking to
-- doesn't go out of his way to exclude them from the conversation. He or she
explains possibly unfamiliar terms as he goes along, being *inclusive* as
opposed to exclusive.
Buck is right that this is a personal issue with me. I'm really not trying to
change the way that people on this forum write. I honestly don't believe that
many of them *could* change, even if they wanted to. I'm just bringing up some
of these points about how jargon is a way to enforce elitism and promote the
idea that the person using is is somehow superior to the people he's speaking
to just to put it out there for those who are interested.