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Re: Boredom can make you do strange things.

From:<deinx nxtxr> <deinx.nxtxr@...>
Date:Sunday, April 5, 2009, 13:41
Gary Shannon wrote:
> So I felt like doing some conlanging this afternoon, but I didn't feel like > working on any of my existing projects. On the other hand, starting a new > project from scratch just felt like too much work. So I hit on a wacky idea for > taking the grammar of one language and using it with the vocabulary from a > different language. For example, Italian vocabulary with Sanskrit grammar, or > Greek vocabulary with Swahili grammar. > > ....
Doesn't sound too far off from some of the ideas I've played with. Nihongurishi was something I came up with one day. It's essentially English, but with a phonology similar to Japanese. I come up with scenarios like this all the time. Let's apply feature X from language A to language B. Yes, it becomes much more interesting when the two languages have little in common.