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Conlangs on the stage

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Saturday, January 15, 2000, 21:14
Yesterday, Irina and I went to the theatre, to listen to Greetje
Bijma, who's a wonderful singer - she's got a range of about six
octaves and sometimes seems to be able to sing, like Agnes the Witch,
in harmony with herself ;-). She can do things with her voice that
make you wonder whether she's fully human...

Anyway, and the reason for mentioning this rather good show, a lot of
her songs where in her own imaginary languages. More glossolaly than
real languages with words and grammar, and very clearly inspired by
existing languages (her version of Chinese singing was wonderful),
but she was awsomely fluent and I did have the impression that she
wasn't making up the words on the spur of the moment, but had memorized
a text.

Very inspiring!

Boudewijn Rempt  |