Difficult language ideas
|From:||Leigh Richards <palomaverde@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 14:13|
Hi all, I'm Leigh. I've lurked for a while, but I haven't posted before.
I've toyed with a few conlangs over the years, and now I'm brainstorming on
a language for a conworld of mine.
1. As unambiguous as possible, especially in full sentences; it's easy to
clarify any ambiguities.
2. Hard to learn, and easy to say the wrong thing. Small and subtle changes
have a large impact on the meaning, and it's unpredictable in that guessing
something new from what you already know will rarely work.
It is a status language of sorts and effectively a conlang itself, so it
isn't meant to be simple or naturalistic. It can change, but it takes a
concerted effort by the speakers because outside forces keep it from
I don't know a lot about the normal languages of the area, but I think
they'll be similar to the Andean languages.
I have a few ideas, but my knowledge of linguistics is fairly limited. So
I'd like your input.
Suggestions? Things to include? Things to avoid?