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From:A. Ingram <red_grass23@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 25, 2002, 7:02
On Tue, 24 Dec 2002 10:40:02 +0000, =?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?
= <ijzeren_jan@...> wrote:

> --- A. Ingram skrzypszy: > >> Forgive me, fellow conlangers, I have been rude. I haven't taken the
>> to properly introduce myself. > >Well, if you consider that a mistake, then it has been corrected soon
enough ;)
>Welcome to the List! > >> Well, my name is Andrey and I'm currently working on a conlang. > >Where are you from, if I may ask? Andrey sounds like a Russian name, but
as I
>understood from your other message, Russian is not your first language. > >> I became interested in constructed languages after >> learning of them on the net. After that, I went to a nearby university >> library and started educating myself in linguistics. My research has >> provided me with quite a bit of information. > >Wow, that's the spirit! > >> As of right now, I'm taking things slow and formulating the sounds for my >> conlang. I want to create a language that sounds beautiful and is >> grammatically inventive, so I have much work to do. Perhaps I will post >> some information on my conlang. > >Please do so! > >> My first conlang, which is rather >> fragmented, was called crunk. It was made to give an idea of what sounds >> an alien race would produce. > >Well, cough it up, then. Funny name, BTW. > >> As of yet, I am undecided as to whether or not I should create vocabulary >> manually or generate it on the computer. The former would ensure that my >> language would be more personalised, so i'm leaning toward that. > >Personally, I agree. Who is the conlanger, after all? The computer or you? >Creating a conlang is a nice and creative way to spend your time (many
>consider it an art), and it would be a pity if the computer had to do the
>for you. >But a lot of people here think differently. Anyway, word generated by a >computer can always give you some ideas. In practice, I think the
difference is
>not that big, though; as I understood from those who used word generators,
>often throw away 99 % of the generated words anyway (and could have made
up the
>rest without the computer, too). > >> I'm rather new at the art of constructed languages and I'm eager to learn >> new things. I hope this list will be a good place to share and learn >> information about constructed languages. > >Well, you definitely got to the right place, then. Welcome again! > >In the other message, you wrote: > >> Please include some resources for germanic languages as well. > > > >(and for a word list of Old Norse:) > > >Jan > > > >===== >"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones > >__________________________________________________ >Do You Yahoo!? >Everything you'll ever need on one web page >from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts >
Thank you for your links. I can't wait to soak in the knowledge! If you must know, I live from Saint Louis, MO, USA. No, Russian isn't my first language, but my name is Russian. I was born in Saint Louis, as well. I speak English fluently. I speak some French and have working knowledges of Latin, Ancient Greek, Quenya and Sindarin (the latter two are constructed languages invented by J.R.R. Tolkien). Russian is similar to Greek both grammatically and in lettering. I must confess, I have been quite busy lately and haven't had much time to work on my conlang. But now that I'm on vacation, I can finally resume work. All of my conlang materials are hardcopy. I have nothing on the computer, as I sketched most of the information for crunk and my new conlang, which has no name right now, by hand and with my typewriter. As soon as I get some things together, I will post them. There is so much that I have to learn. I will probably be going back to the library soon to study more. Crunk was really just a youthful experiment with strange sounds. I even tried to invent an alphabet for it. The alphabet is block-style and minimalistic. The list has very many interesting topics on discussion now. I have to catch up and get some sleep and do some work. Until later. --a.i