R: Back to Conlang
|Date:||Monday, November 13, 2000, 13:28|
Ciao! Sono contento di trovarti qui!
I see that the recent discussion on Aleppe has been useful : )
> 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,
> no text).
> * 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?).
> ("Farewell!/Good luck!")