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Re: Tell your conlang story!

From:Cian Ross <cian@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 0:22
On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 15:53, Monica Byrne wrote:

> 1) How did you get in to conlanging? What was your inspiration?
I got my start in large part from reading Tolkien (mark down yet another one :)). I also started taking Latin classes at just about the same time: my first conlang was as much as anything else a reaction to the then-perceived oddities of Latin grammar.
> 2) What is your purpose in creating languages? Is it a personal art, > an anthropological experiment, a pasttime...?
Artlanging at first, then soon after also to support worldbuilding for an RPG world I've run campaigns in off and on for several decades.
> 3) How have people reacted when you tell them about it?
I generally don't. :) Most of the people who know (off of this mailing list) are RPGers who find out about it as part of the worldbuilding.
> 4) Did conlanging lead you places you never expected it to take you?
It led me to take a far greater look at how grammar and synax works. It also led me to understand that phonetics is my least interest by far in linguistics. Cian Ross