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.