history of conlanging (aka Conlang influences, aka Lest darkness fall)
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 21, 1999, 19:15|
> At 5:36 pm -0800 20/11/99, Barry Garcia wrote:
> Well i'm probably the odd one out here, because I was never inspired to
> start conlanging because of Tolkien
Is the general consensus that Tolkien was the inspiration for most
conlangers? Oh I think not! Along with Ray, and probably a number
of others, I hadn't even heard of Tolkien until well after I was
making up a language. It was my mother who introduced us to Lord
of the Rings. She was very impressed by the appendix, and pointed
it out to me: Look, Sally! Here's a man who's invented a language
and a script, just like you! I remember a dark wave of jealousy
and despair overtaking me at that moment. I was thirteen. !!!!
http://www.frontiernet.net/~scaves/teonaht.html (T. homepage)
http://www.frontiernet.net/~scaves/contents.html (all else)
Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an.
"The gods have retractible claws."
from _The Gospel of Bastet_