CHAT: Happy Birthday (was Re: Uglossia and Utopia)
|From:||Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 26, 1999, 22:07|
On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, Mike Adams wrote:
> I think that maybe part of why we do Conlangs, to better express
> things, and the reverse or similiar to hide things. I know I do
> it with using Greek and Tengwar for secrets, similiar to why
> Luxuil Miniscule/Court Hands of c.700ad..
I used to do that with Greek, learned from a friend who was a year
older and already in Greek class. The next year everybody could read
it, so I started to write Tengwar - I've still got some of the class
notes to prove it, with rude comments about the teachers in Tengwar
in the margins.
Valdyan, on the other hand, never was a secret language; everybody is
welcome to learn it. I don't know whether it's any better than
anything else at expressing things, and frankly I don't care :-)
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.