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Re: CHAT: a conlang of my very own :) (was: Re: unsubscribing)

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:22
On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 08:50, Stephen DeGrace wrote:

<snipping stuff about plaintext-to-Ascii>

> > Ay täyk it it oollsöu könwöött'z end'z-ov-layn'z > intu <BR>'z? Iz it > > intällygönt önaff tu nöu öbäut tuu könsekkjötiv > EOL'z byy'iqn njuu > > päröqgraaf'z?* > > What dialect are you transcribing? :)
Australian, of course. Melburnian accent (non-Melburnian Aussies like to misspell it Melbournian). (/w/ is normally written <v>, /v/ <w> but I made a mistake in there, possibly a few other times. This is because in my handwriting, <u> and <v> are indistinguishable, so I thought it a better idea to make the more similar sounds sharing the more similar glyphs.)
> No, it's not too bright.
As far as these go, it sounds pretty intelligent.
> I see :). Well, I do think it ought to deflect casual > atempts to decifer it, at any rate, which can be a > good advantage to having such a thing :).
My teacher didn't like it though.
> > > Strangly enough, most people can't work out mine > > > either, unless I explain it. > > > > Think about it, if you're only familiar with one > orthography, why should > > you be able to work out another, highly different > one? > > It isn't all that difficult as a puzzle, though. I > would hardly call it secure :).
No, of course not. With difficulty, some people were able to decypher mine even in the non-Latin orthography. Tristan