|From:||Caleb Hines <cph9fa@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 5:48|
> > I thought that the newbie stereotype was that
> > their first language would pretty much always
> > be a polysynthetic language...? Or maybe I'm
> > confusing polysynthetic with agglutinating...
> I think's it's agglutinating you're thinking of.
> Actually, most newbie conlangs I've seen are
> ripoffs of European languages.
Well, I consider myself to be more or less a newbie, at least in the sense
that I'm still working on the basics of the grammar in my first conlang
Akathanu. And Akathanu is agglutinating. Or at least its synthetic. I
haven't exactly decided how close I want to get to polysynthetic. It'll
probably be somewhere right on the edge of aggluttinating and
polysynthetic. At any rate, there's very little fusional elements in it.
And it's definately _not_ a Euro ripoff, at least not grammatically. I was
first inspired to make it while sitting in a formal logic math class
(predicates, quantifiers, implications, tautologies, that kind of stuff).
As such, it has a fairly loglangy feel, but I'm not actually trying to make
it a loglang.
Of course the fact that Akathanu is nowhere near "completion", even
grammatically, hasn't stopped me from plowing ahead into several other
conlangs -- five total so far. Granted, three of them are little more than
bare bones ideas with virtually no active development, and two of those are
likely to merge (more acurately, I will likely make one to be a descendant
of the other). Akathanu is one of my two "more developed" languages.
...who wonders why his responses always have to be so long.