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Re: Jack Vance's languages Re: Musical conlangs

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Friday, October 18, 2002, 9:51
On Friday 18 October 2002 01:37 am, Markus Miekk-oja wrote:
> >Now I come to think of it, Jack Vance wrote a story about an alien race, > > the > > >Kaa, who had a flutish/flutey language. And they had large sections of > >continuous narrative to indicate states of mind, requests, arguments, > >whathaveyou ... I also can't recall the novel's title, but the central > >character was an interesting muso called Gastel Etzwane. > > Jack Vance has a book called "The Languages of Pao", hasn't he? Is it good? > What is it really about? Is this novel, perchance, in it?
No, not this one. I've never read "The Languages of Pao". The world of this story was a metal-poor world out in the middle of nowhere. But for the life of me I just can't recall the title. Wesley Parish
> > - Markus Miekk-oja
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."