people talk about what studies can offer to , but not enough on what it can offer to linguistics _pedagogy_.

if a dedicated fantasy fan goes through all 4 of Rosenfelder’s language construction manuals, I would bet money they’ll end up with a better grasp of general linguistics than most of the undergrads I've studied with.

granted, only a small % of ppl have the personality to be conlang nerds. but professors would do well to identify & nurture those who are into it.

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realisation that I was actually talking about myself and my growing desire to learn more about areas outside my specialty for conlanging purposes

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