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|From:||Tommaso R. Donnarumma <trd@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 13, 2000, 11:58|
Tylch thru uinam!
("Wisdom by you!")
My name's Tommaso R. Donnarumma. I've been a Conlang member for
a few years, until December 1997, when I sadly had to unsubscribe
because of lack of time and several real-life problems. I'm now
back to the list... Yahoo! :-)
I'm an Italian conlanger, mainly interested in personal languages,
or "artlangs," as they are called. I'm indeed deeply convinced
that language creation can be a form of art (won't need to name
J.R.R. Tolkien here: you already know) -- although I'd never dare
to think of myself as an artist.
I've been conlanging for at least 16 years now, and have made a
number of distinct languages, most of them -- alas! -- still at a
very sketchy stage of development:
* Streich (grammar nearly finalized, although my docs are all
messy because of overlapping revisions, most of them undone when
I realized I was adding features I didn't really want just to
increase the language complexity; some 2,000 lexical entries;
a few very old translations, not in line with current grammar)
* Kluna (a set of related dialects, currently under heavy revision;
very poor lexicon; one translation, likely not in line with
final grammar when revision will end).
* Anawanda (grammar nearly finalized with ready for publication
HTML docs; nearly inexistent lexicon; no text available).
* Heichi (grammar finalized, docs in order although sketchy; poor
lexicon; one original text).
* Gwalan (grammar sketched, but needs more reflection; no lexicon,
* Len-q?is (an old but unfortunate project -- only phonology
survived to repeated revisions).
* Ishtalo (open project, started about one year ago, if memory
serves me, and set apart because of lack of time -- I'm working on
it right in these days).
* Tymlk (a new idea, started two weeks ago -- think I'll set it
aside for a while to dedicate to my other langs).
To these you can add a silly game language named Fjinnjikulla...
I used to have a website, but I turned it down when Geocities went
into Yahoo!-Geocities. I plan to have a new website up with
current information as soon as possible.
For a quick bio, I'll turn 30 in a month and a week. I live in
Rome, where I work as a lawyer. Use read a lot, write (very little
in these days), sing in a choir (actually, three!). I've got a
passion for games, but time for playing is long gone away... Like
Japanese mangas, too, especially Rumiko Takahashi's (ever heard
of _Urusei Yatsura,_ anyone?).