|From:||Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 20, 1999, 6:05|
On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Gerald Koenig wrote:
> Well I took a mini tour of the land of valdyas and I am blown away by
> the integrity and beauty of it.
<blush> Thanks. I'm only exploring, not constructing; if I did that I
think there would soon be an end to integrity. What's there is not
very balanced, of course; I haven't explored all subjects, I know
nothing of sports, little of the economy, a lot about clothes but
don't seem to get around to writing more...
Most of the information on the web site comes from handouts for
people who played in one or another of my role-playing games set in
Valdyas, which is why some people think the site is a gaming site and
Valdyas is a game world (i.e. a world constructed for the sake of the
game) and are disappointed that it contains no game stats and other
specific information. Try to explain conculturing for its own sake to
someone who is preconceived that way ;-)
> I came up with 63
> sylables for valdyas and 59 for english; hardly a valid sample, but
> still it's the best I've seen for a conlang.
I never thought of counting syllables; my 60% estimate is what I see
in the parallel columns. The syllables are also shorter. And I'm not
even *trying* to keep it short, it just happens. Syllables tend to be
CV or CVC, rarely CCVC or CVCC.
> gets down to one morpheme one infon.
That's a nice word, "infon". Never came across it before, but the
meaning is immediately clear. Did it exist before you started using
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.