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,
> >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.
> - 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."