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Re: Are conlangs fictional?

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, March 25, 2002, 21:26
Nik Taylor wrote:
>Andreas Johansson wrote: > > In plenty of SF/F books, the characters are supposedly speaking another > > language than that the book is written in. Yet, all that exists of these > > languages is very commonly a number of more or less systematically >formed > > names. This is what I'd call a "fictional language". > >Or even less than that, they say they speak in, say, "Galactic" but >never give a single word in this language, and the names are often >modern Earth names or slight modifications thereof. That's about as >fictional as you can get. > >BTW, did Tolkien ever actually invent Westron?
Bits of; mostly names (with etymologies). Googling for "Ardalambion" should land you on a great site of that name that deals with Tolkien's languages, including an article that summarizes most published info on Westron. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at