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Changing your language (jara: Introduction)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, January 10, 2003, 14:25
 --- Nik Taylor skrzypszy:

> I think that's the most important part. Never be afraid, especially in > the early stages, of changing your language. There's not much left of > the initial version of Uatakassi, with the exception of some of the > grammatical affixes.
Yes, I'm just wondering about one thing. When I was "doing" the sound changes that made Vulgar Latin develop into Wenedyk, I came to realize that the Hattic sound changes are really a bit too simplistic. But in fact I like the language the way it is, and it would be a tough job to modify the entire lexicon (about 1400 words, making it a middle-sized conlang, I think). And it would force me to retranslate all the translations I did; not that there are so many of them, but still... What do y'all think is a reasonable point for saying: "Okay, the language is too big for major changes now"?
> > and let's not forget Hildegard von Bingen. > > :-) Yeah, but she's not on the list. ;-)
No, but she would have been if she had been in the possession of a computer! Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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