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Re: an RPG conlang: Kaendoran (not mine!)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 4, 2001, 2:19
On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Roger Mills wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > > > > > >Opinions, anyone? Just curious to see "real" conlangers' impressions. > >Someone sent my co-GM and me this a link to this (apparently) > >up-and-coming RPG, and since there was a language section, it was one of > >the first things I hit....>
> >I'm not sure about the phonology, but their transliteration looked sort > >of like a hash designed to make the thing more "exotic," rather than very > >useful or consistent. <shrug> > > It seems consistent, within their parameters, but unnecessarily complex to > my view, and a little ad-hoc-- e.g. unmotivated vowel pronunciations after > certain letters.....? On the whole, its look struck me as quite Old > Englishy, or Tolkienish perhaps. The lexicon suggests it's meant to do > word-for-word translations from Engl. The lexicon also suggested that > someone was less than inventive-- several words look like rearrangements of > the English letters.
I bet that's where they started. I glanced very briefly at the rest of their page and it had a bunch of "Old Englishy" spelling for things like magic, etc.
> OTOH, they actually *bothered* with > >something resembling a world-language, so what can I say?>
> My sentiment exactly ;-)
Yup. Thanks--it's good to get impressions from those more knowledgable. YHL