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
> > 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.
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