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AlexPenname18 karma

To add on that, the one jury I was on was for a pretty menial case (shoplifting, no idea why he thought it was a good idea to take it to court), and we were all pretty invested too. We listened to the evidence, took the whole thing seriously, and checked over everything even though it was pretty cut-and-dry. Not every jury's a shitty one.

AlexPenname6 karma

Hi David! You do some amazing work--I've followed your work for a while, and I've been conlanging for my own writing for ages. I'm also in grad school at the moment for writing. (I also had a really nice rejection from you last-year-ish when you had an open call for language constructors to work with you, which was really heartening--so thank you for that!)

My question is this: I've started doing these one-off classes on constructing languages for English and writing students. They started out as a thing I did with a club I was running, and ended up teaching to some of my fellow Masters' students a two-hour crash course that left a couple of them a little... confused.

Do you have any experience with teaching language construction? And if so--do you have any advice for how to approach it in these short situations? I'm gonna be looking for professor work soon and I'd love to be able to pull this out as a sort of unique sample class, but it needs polishing.