Re: Calling all Conlangers!
|From:||David Starner <starner@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 21, 2002, 2:47|
On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 09:15:10PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Now the second consideration can hardly apply to any conlang,
> art- or aux-, and the first can apply only to a tiny minority.
> There is no doubt E-o poetry that one must study E-o to understand,
> and if one learns Sindarin, there are a dozen or so works of
> JRRTs that become open to one. But neither of these are to be
> compared to what one gains access to by learning Apache or
> Navajo or Hixkaryana.
Why? Navajo and Apache speakers have been writing in their tongue for a
century, the same length of time as Esperanto speakers. The literature
of over a million people, self-selected for their interest in language,
can surely be compared to that a quarter million (50 thousand for the
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