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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 :-) Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)